Women Judges Vital for Democracy
The United States Ambassador to Malawi Jeanine Jackson has said Malawian women judges are a vital voice and her government would continue supporting them because justice forms bedrock for democracy.
Jackson was speaking in Blantyre at the Malawi Polytechnic American Corner during a two day workshop for Women Judges Association of Malawi (WOJAM).
The ambassador said the American government cares deeply about women welfare and it wants to ensure that women do not get abused. “Women and girls are victims and women judges play a great role in stopping this in the world,” Jackson said.
The workshop was supported by the International Association of Women Judges who sent Executive Director Joan Winship, Human Rights Education Director Anne Goldstein and Program Officer for Africa Winta Menghis to train the Malawian female judges in Lilongwe and Blantyre.
Speaking on behalf of WOJAM Judge Esme Chombo said the training workshop was timely and she expressed gratitude for the support WOJAM receives from the United States Government.