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 4700 in 75 countries.

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Equality and Justice Everywhere.
For Everyone.
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Judges have an affirmative ethical responsibility to act so that access to justice becomes a reality. In their presentations IAWJ judges demonstrated how they, by being vigilant, creative and practical, take steps to address obstacles that many women and girls face in the courtroom and in asserting their rights. - President Hon. Vanessa Ruiz

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IAWJ Delegation at the 62nd UN Commission on the Status of Women                       14 March 2018, is the International Association of Women Judge's delegation's first day at the 62nd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. This year's CSW theme is "Empowering Rural Women and Girls." IAWJ's delegation this year has some Read More

From 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