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 Margaret Brent Award] means a lot. It is recognition for the many years that I have worked to improve the legal profession, both for women lawyers and for women in the community that we can better serve. And for men, because men are better served when the courts are fair and impartial.” - The Hon. Judith McConnell, USA

In the Spotlight

The Hon. Carla Vallejo, a member of the Association of Women Judges of Spain, was interviewed by Magistrate Vallejo is the new Deputy Minister of Justice and Security of the Government of the Canary Islands. During the interview, she addressed "the situation of women in the judicial career." The full video of the interview is available here. The Hon. Jovita Rojas de 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