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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"Where there is common ground, however, is that gender is an area where norms about appropriate conduct continue to shift, and also, that when it comes to gender-related misconduct, there is plenty of evidence that the judiciary still has a lot to learn. Because judges are rightly held to a higher standard, it is not enough to say that just because conduct is not unlawful, it is appropriate." - The Hon. Anisa Dhanji, UK

In the Spotlight

Judge Joan V. Churchill (USA) was interviewed by Legal Talk Network during ABA's Annual Meeting on "Due Process Issues Facing the U.S. Immigration Courts." The IAWJ member was interviewed along with Judge Dana Marks and Karen T. Grisez. The interviewees discussed "the pervasive issues causing serious difficulties for ... [immigrants and judges], some ways in which the system could be improved, and ways 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