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 4700 in 75 countries.
You Said It...
Judges have an affirmative ethical responsibility to act so that access to justice becomes a reality. In their presentations IAWJ judges demonstrated how they, by being vigilant, creative and practical, take steps to address obstacles that many women and girls face in the courtroom and in asserting their rights. - President-Elect Hon. Vanessa RuizMore