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 4,000 members in almost 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.
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Upcoming IAWJ Conferences
Hosted by the Tanzania Women Judges Association (TAWJA)
For more than 20 years, the IAWJ has developed and conducted judicial educations programs and worked to enhance the capacity of its members and associations around the world. Most recently, the IAWJ has worked in:
- Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Philippines, and Tanzania on raising awareness on sextortion, a form of corruption in which sex, rather than money, is the currency of the bribe;
- Afghanistan, where the Afghan Women Judges Association recently celebrated its re-launch and the IAWJ is holding classes for judges in computer skills and English;
- Zambia and Malawi on violence against women and girls.
12th Biennial International Conference - "Justice For All"
IAWJ Africa Regional Conference
Hosted by the National Association of Women Judges - Nigeria (NAWJN)
About the IAWJ Biennial
The IAWJ's Work in Zambia
27 - 30 June, 2013 - Abuja, Nigeria
6 - 9 May, 2014 - Arusha, Tanzania