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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Judge Felicia Toney Williams is the First Female African-American Chief Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Louisiana The IAWJ congratulates long-term IAWJ member, Judge Felicia Toney Williams of the United States, for becoming the first female African-American Chief Judge  of the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Louisiana.  As Chief Judge, she is committed to  working "hard to make sure that … [her] 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