The 2017 IAWJ-Africa Region Conference was held from 16 th to 20 th May, 2017 at Safari Park Hotel,
Nairobi Kenya. The conference provided a platform for women Judges from Kenya, Uganda,
Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Ghana, South Africa, Botswana, Nigeria, Benin, Zambia, Trinidad and Tobago,
Argentina, USA, and Mexico, to deliberate on the role of women judges in enabling sustainable
development goals. This was done through addressing the following topics: Women in the justice
system: the poverty question; Gender vulnerability in conflict situations; Emerging issues in
legislation on SGBV; Gender issues in the electoral process; Women in leadership: Sustainable
stakeholder engagements and partnerships; and Women leadership in the judiciary.

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