What We Do
Advance human rights and equal justice for women and girls
How We Do It
Empower women on the bench to overcome gender bias in the laws and their application
What You Can Do
Join our network of women judges to benefit from our global expertise and strengthen our collective mission
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 85 countries.
You Said It...
Women judges bring that lived experience to their judicial actions. It is an experience that tends toward a comprehensive, empathetic perspective, one that encompasses an awareness of the consequences of judicial action for the people affected, as well as the legal basis for such action. - Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, PresidentMore