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 100 countries.

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"I strongly believe that corruption and unethical practices significantly affect development and progress, in addition to hindering the stability of states." - Judge Mina Sougrati, Morocco
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In the Spotlight

Magistrate Lucia Aviles (Spain) was quoted discussing the recent rise of gender-based violence due to COVID-19 isolation measures. The situation of coexistence generates very difficult situations and gender violence can be aggravated not only by confinement, but by greater control of communications, limited movement, economic limitation and the feeling of impunity that the aggressor may have. Magistrate Lucia Aviles, founder of the Association Read More

IAWJ Leadership Corner

Meet the IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz. 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 Read More