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The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers expresses its deep concern about the situation that the Amazon region is going through, and in this regard it embraces its colleagues in the region, especially the members of the Brazilian Association of Women in Legal Careers, and All the people of your country.

The magnitude of the natural disaster affects us as humanity, and we call on the sensitivity of the entire international community, to come to the support of the countries affected by this tragedy, to minimize the harmful effects already produced, and to encourage solutions for the future, within the framework of current international agreements.

The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers inscribes this appeal within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reaffirming its commitment to end poverty, and protect the planet to ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

We share a message from FIFCJ President, Osvalda Joana

Click Here to download and read  the message. English / Português / Español / Français

FIFCJ / 2019 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE -November 20-24 – Goiânia-GO – Brazil

FIFCJ / 2019 International Conference
Extended Council: 20-24 November
Building gender equality and the rights of girls and women in the world.

The International Federation of Women of Legal Career (FIFCJ), chaired by Dr. Osvalda Joana, will hold, in 2019, in Brazil, another edition of its International Conference, with the theme: ‘The Construction of Gender Equality and Women’s Rights. Girls and Women in the World ‘. The event will be co-hosted by the Brazilian Association of Legal Career Women (ABMCJ), chaired by Laudelina Inácio da Silva and vice-chair by Manoela Gonçalves.
With its International Conference, FIFCJ seeks to gather subsidies and generate influential documents, including public policies, to defend the rights of women and girls, because they are especially at risk around the globe.

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Conference on Democracy and Political Participation of Women in Africa-Maputo City, August 01 and 02, 2019.

The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers (FIFCJ) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) of women lawyers founded in Paris (France) in 1928 to fight for the eradication of all forms of discrimination against women and to promote your human rights. Since 23 November 2018 it has its headquarters in Maputo, as its president is Mozambican, being the first time in the history of the Organization that is chaired by an African.
It is in this context that, with the collaboration of the Mozambican Association of Legal Career Women (AMMCJ) and the Association for the Development and Empowerment of Girls (ADER), will hold the Conference on Democracy and Political Participation of Women in Africa, at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center, Maputo City, August 01 and 02, 2019.
This Conference, entitled “The Political Empowerment of Women and Their Participation in the Consolidation of Democracy in Africa”, will be held as part of the commemorations of Africa Day, May 25, and Women’s Day. African flag on 31 July.

The purpose of the Conference is, on the one hand, to reflect on the actions being developed by the African countries with a view to allow and encourage women’s participation in electoral processes and preparing girls to participate in electoral processes not only as voters, but also as part of the governing bodies. electoral candidates and candidates for different elective posts, on the other hand, contribute to the culture of good governance, peace and development in Africa through raising awareness of the political class and future leaders (youth).

Click here to download and read the Conference Program and Registration Form

Ficha de inscricao – Conferencia Maputo

.Programa da Conferencia – Final 01 e 02-07-2019


On the fringes of the FIFCJ Bureau Meeting, the International Conference on “Preparations for CSW64 / Beijing + 25: Ideas and Impact Activities” was held on 30 May 2019 in Naples, organized by the Associazione Giuriste Italiane (AGI). On this topic, reports were presented on the situation of each FIFCJ member country in the fight against and prevention of gender-based violence, including policies, legislation, institutions, action by judicial authorities, protection of victims of violence and mitigation and education of citizens and agents of justice institutions on women’s human rights.Reports were presented by the representatives of Argentina, Brazil, Congo, Spain, Italy, Mozambique and Turkey.

The following spoke: Osvalda Joana, President of FIFCJ

Participating in the Conference were members of FIFCJ, from A.G.I. and A.D.G.I. and Italian lawyers.

The following spoke: Anna La Rana, President of A.G.I.


The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers met its Bureau in Naples on 30 June 2019 and the meeting was chaired by its President Osvalda Joana.
The Associazione Giuriste Italiane (A.G.I.), whose President is Anna La Rana, Vice-President of FIFCJ, hosted the event.
Approximately 22 representatives of the FIFCJ member associations and individual members from Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Congo, Spain, USA, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Mozambique, Portugal and Turkey participated in the meeting. Seven members of the FIFCJ, including honorary presidents Angelina Hurius and Teresa Féria, were represented.
In this meeting, among other matters, information was presented on the preparations for the FIFCJ Extended Council, which will take place in Goiânia, Brazil, from November 20 to 22, 2019, on the theme “The construction of Gender Equality and Rights Human Rights of Girls and Women in the World “.









On May 24, 2019, the Mozambican Women’s Association of Legal Careers (AMMCJ) took over the new members of the governing bodies, namely the members of the General Meeting Board, the Fiscal Council and the Board of Directors. Dallmayza Castanheira Cossa, Counselor of the International Federation of Legal Career Women (FIFCJ), continues in the second term, with First Vice-President Bela Raquel Lithuri, Deputy Treasurer of FIFCJ, Second Vice-President Vitalina Papadakis, Secretary General FIFCJ, Secretary General Eulália Teresa Ofumane, Member Lídia Romão Gulele.
The General Assembly is chaired by Elina Mafuiane Gomes, Portuguese Secretary of the FIFCJ, with First Secretary Bernardo Rafael Matusse, Second Secretary Arlinda Nhanquila and Rapporteur Dione Abel Mabunda.
The Fiscal Council is chaired by Cicília Lubrino Simbine, in re-election, with Secretary Maria Marcelina Joel and Filomena Macandja Rapporteur.
The inauguration ceremony of the new members was led by Lúcia Ribeiro, Chairman of the Officers of the outgoing General Assembly.


The President of the International Federation of Legal Career Women (FIFCJ), Osvalda Joana (Mozambique), met with the representatives of the FIFCJ member associations and individual members, at the Mission of Mozambique at the United Nations in New York on 15 March 2019. The purpose of the meeting was to prepare the Meeting of the Bureau, which was scheduled for May in Naples at the invitation of the Vice-President of the FIFCJ and President of the Associazione Giuriste Italiane (AGI), Anna La Rana.


The International Federation of Legal Career Women (FIFCJ) held the parallel event on 14 March 2019 at the Armenian Convention Center in New York, under the theme Legal Mechanism to promote Social Protection Systems for Women and Girls, within the framework of of the 63rd Session of the United Nations Commission on Women’s Affairs (CSW63).

The event was attended by Osvalda Joana, FIFC President, Maria Elena Elverdin, Honorary President, Florbela de Araújo, Penelope del Pino, Maria Victoria Espinosa and Altamira Valganon. The meeting was moderated by Denise Scotto, Vice-President of FIFCJ