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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"The time has come for men and women to start giving concrete expression to the discourse about violence against women in order to start coherently and bravely building, from a feminist narrative, societies capable of recognizing the value in the body of women." - Dr. Cecilia Palomo, Mexico
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In the Spotlight

IAWJ Board member, Magistrate Gloria Poyatos Matas (Spain), wrote an article with access to a recent ruling that was issued in her Court. The ruling, integrating gender and childhood perspective in a case of family and work conciliation, has had a lot of media coverage in Spain. Read the full article here. The Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo (Argentina) wrote an opinion piece 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