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 100 countries.

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Judge Gillian D. Butler has been appointed to the Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador. Hon. Butler, IAWJ member and Vice President of the Canadian Chapter of the IAWJ, was Judge of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2007. According to The Lawyer's Daily, she got her "her B. Comm. (Hons) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland and her LL.B. Read More

IAWJ Leadership Corner

Meet the IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz. 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 Read More