Thousand judges of the world for equality: ‘More women, more justice’

Thousand judges of the world for equality: ‘More women, more justice’

Gender equality seems to be an important perspective of nowadays state order. The XIV Biennial Conference of the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) took place in Buenos Aires between May 2 and 6, 2018, with judges from more than 78 countries of the world.

More than 1,000 judges, of all ages, races, colours and religions, from different jurisdictions, courts and judicial hierarchies came from over the world, but all united by a common associative project, an exciting project with an international character whose flag is real equality and justice with a gender perspective.

This time the conference had a suggestive title “Building bridges between the Judges of the World “, under the brilliant organization of the Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) led by its president, Susana Medina, vice president of the Superior Court of Justice of Entre Ríos.

Among its objectives, it includes the development of a global network of judges; exchange of judicial information at the international level; be at the forefront of judicial education programs that eliminate gender biases and promote equal access for women and minors to the courts of justice. Also it develops and manages a wide variety of programs in areas such as the judicial leadership in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Nepal and Nigeria; the improvement of judicial systems to respond to violence against women and girls; the judicial role in cases of human trafficking, support networks and dialogue for judges in Egypt, Jordan, Libya and Tunisia, and the visibility of “sextortion”, which is a form of corruption,where the currency of bribery is the sexual approach, not the money.

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 Gloria Poyatos Matas

Magistrate of the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands


Mirta R. Acero