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.

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IAWJ Member, Hon. Uwani Abba Aji, has been appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. The IAWJ wishes to congratulate Justice Abba Aji for this new chapter of her career. Justice Abba Aji is also member of one of our member associations: the National Association of Women Judges, Nigeria (NAWJN). After careful consideration, the Nigerian Senate confirmed Justice Abba Aji’s appointment on December 20 due Read More

Meet Vanessa Ruiz IAWJ President

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 reality, there needs to be a framework Read More