We are very excited to be hosting the International Association of Women Judges’ (IAWJ) conference in New Zealand. It is not often that New Zealand lawyers and judges have an opportunity to participate in a conference of such global spread without travelling overseas. It is even rarer for New Zealand lawyers to have the opportunity to mix with judges from around the world and to hear about their work, their challenges and their philosophies of judging. The conference will cover issues that are particularly relevant to New Zealand such as indigenous issues, climate change, innovations in the courts, gender equality and disability. It will be especially inspirational for young lawyers and will qualify for continuing education credits.
The other important aspect of the conference is to support the work of the IAWJ and in particular its work in developing countries. It is well recognised that addressing global inequality and in particular gender inequality is essential for sustainable development, as it is for upholding the rule of law. In turn, sustainable development is essential for future global stability. The IAWJ is committed to the rule of law, to achieving true equal access to the law and the legal profession for all, and to the promotion and protection of human rights in particular for women and girls.
We seek your support to make the conference a success and in particular to make it accessible to young lawyers from New Zealand and to women judges from overseas who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference and who would be able to take lessons learned back to their jurisdictions.
We have created three packages to support the Conference, please view the packages. Please note we can tailor packages, if neccessary, to suit the particular situations of our partners, sponsors and supporters.
We are gratefully accepting donations to support the Conference, in particular to provide funds for scholarships. In addition, donations can also be made to further the mission of IAWJ. Find our more about how to donate here.
The organisers reserve the right to refuse or return donations and to refuse or sever sponsorship applications if, in their sole discretions, they consider association with a partner, sponsor, associate or donor does not accord with the values of the IAWJ or with the judicial function.