Joan D. Winship

Joan D. Winship is an international consultant with extensive experience in international affairs, including roles in human rights, gender issues, and global higher education. She served as the Executive Director of the International Association of Women Judges from 2002 to 2015.

Joan D. Winship received her B.A. degree from Western Maryland (McDaniel) College and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and has served as a consultant/trainer for rule of law and human rights programs in such diverse places as Afghanistan, Jordan, Bangladesh, Russia, and the Philippines. Prior to coming to the IAWJ, she was Advisor for Strategic Alliances for Vital Voices Global Partnership, Vice President at the Stanley Foundation, and also Director of Women Waging Peace.

She has more than twenty years of experience as a college administrator and professor of political science. Joan D. Winship is a Trustee of the American University of Rome, and served on the advisory board of the Global Alliance for Women’s Health. She was a founding board member of US Women Connect and a founding Fellow of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights.

In 2007 she received the McDaniel Trustee Award for professional accomplishments from the Board of Trustees of McDaniel College, Maryland, USA, and in 2008 she was awarded the “Judicial Medal of Merit of José de Mesquito” by the Judiciary of Mato Grosso State, Brazil, for contributions to the judiciary and to justice for all.