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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Four Members of the IAWJ and the Tanzania Women Judges Association were appointed to the court of appeals. Hon. Rehema Kerefu, Hon. Barke Sehel, Hon. Dr. Mary Levira, and Hon. Winifrida Beatrice Korosso are the members chosen to sit on the bench of Tanzania’s highest court. Previously in this court, only 3 out 12 judges sitting on the bench were women. Judith Resnik and Brenda Murray to 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