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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Hon. Francisca Zapata, President of the Association of Women Magistrates of Chile (MACHI), participated in the Family Commission of the Chamber of Deputies. At the meeting, Hon. Zapata spoke about gender-based violence related issues, such as whether the current precautionary and protection measures meet the criteria of efficiency and efficacy, and whether a normative modification would suffice. MACHI's President addressed the current system 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