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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The President of the Asociation of Chilean Women Magistrates (MACHI), Hon. Francisca Zapata, collaborated in writing Chile's comprehensive Gender-based Violence Bill. Magistrate Zapata was initially invited by the Ministry of Women and Gender Equity to comment on the proposed bill on women's right to a life without violence. Hon. Francisca Zapata writes in MACHI's Newsletter that, for her commentary, she "focused on the 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