The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose members represent all levels of the judiciary worldwide and share a commitment to equal justice for women and the rule of law. Created in 1991, the IAWJ has grown to a membership of over 6000 in 85 countries.

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Equality and Justice Everywhere.
For Everyone.
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As long as there are many people in the world that underestimate women's issues ... women judges are bound to work together on the major issues that concern us: gender based violence and the development of laws that combat it, human trafficking, women's health and reproductive rights, digital developments in judicial activity, labor inequality, having children, and the international restitution of minors, among others. - Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo

In the Spotlight

IAWJ Member Judges meet at the World Bank's Law, Justice and Development Week 2018 From November 5-9, twenty IAWJ Member judges joined us for this year’s World Bank: Law, Justice, and Development Week. IAWJ Past President Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo was interviewed for Página 12 On October 29, the Argentinian news source Página 12 published a great interview with past IAWJ President, Dr. Read More

Meet Vanessa Ruiz IAWJ President

Upon being sworn in as IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz commenced her presidency noting that values of "liberal democracy that accept the rule of law, human rights and inclusiveness” are being rejected in a number of countries; that judges and courts, the safeguards of these values, are under challenge and attack.  “To make equal justice a reality, there needs to be a framework Read More