International Association of Women Judges
About the IAWJ
Created in 1991, 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 and the rule of law. The IAWJ currently has approximately 6000 members in 100 countries and areas worldwide.
The IAWJ works with its members around the world to:
- Pioneer judicial education programs to advance human rights, uproot gender bias from judicial systems, and promote women's access to the courts;
- Develop a global network of women judges and create opportunities for judicial exchange through international conferences, trainings,the IAWJ newsletter, website, and online community;
- Foster judicial leadership and support judicial independence; and,
- Collaborate with other organizations on issues of equal access to justice.