You Said It...

November 2018

Women judges bring that lived experience to their judicial actions.  It is an experience that tends toward a comprehensive, empathetic perspective, one that encompasses an awareness of the consequences of judicial action for the people affected, as well as the legal basis for such action. - Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, President

October 2018

As long as there are many people in the world that underestimate women's issues ... women judges are bound to work together on the major issues that concern us: gender based violence and the development of laws that combat it, human trafficking, women's health and reproductive rights, digital developments in judicial activity, labor inequality, having children, and the international restitution of minors, among others. - Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo

October 2018

The Washington State Minority and Justice Commission has been at the forefront of addressing historical and systemic barriers faced by marginalized persons as they attempt to access the justice system. - Judge G. Helen Whitener

August 2018

The 2018 IAWJ Biennial helped us find the path and secure the goal, now we must get to work, it will not easy labor but together we must work to reach equality - Hon. Jovita Alicia Rojas de Bortoletto

March 2018

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 Hon. Vanessa Ruiz

November 2017

"The IAWJ is a pillar to the national women judges associations, which feel strengthened by its presence and support." - Justice Nazum Ara Sultana, Bangaldesh

April 2017

"We [the Syrian judges] feel that we lost our family in Syria because of the war, but Allah has given us a new family in the IAWJ."