The IAWJ’s activities fall into two broad, overlapping categories: support for women in the judiciary, and access to justice:
Networking, Support and Judicial Exchange
In the first category, IAWJ hosts international conferences for its members every other year to bring members together to network and explore issues of common concern. In addition, the IAWJ encourages young women to consider careers in law and the judiciary, encourages governments to select and promote women as judges, and believes that women should be represented at all levels of courts, whether domestic, regional, or international. It notifies members of openings on international fora, and it responds to requests for judicial experts on a broad range of topics.
Programming to Advance Human Rights and Equal Justice For All
In the second category, the IAWJ works with its national associations in 5 regions to develop and implement training and educational curricula on issues concerning discrimination and violence against women. The IAWJ’s flagship judicial training program is called the Jurisprudence of Equality Program, or JEP. Other recent and current educational programs focus on such topics as gender-based violence, human trafficking, property rights and HIV/AIDS, and the abuse of power through sextortion (corruption in which sex rather than money is the currency). 1901 L Street, NW, Suite 640, Washington, DC 20036 220.127.116.1155 email@example.com
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