The International Association of Women Judges IAWJ

Linked with our presentation of Fatoumata Dembélé Diarra – Mali.

IAWJ is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of more than 4,000 members at all judicial levels in 89 nations. Since forming in 1991, the IAWJ has united women judges from diverse legal-judicial systems who share a commitment to equal justice and the rule of law.

Founded in 1993 as the educational arm of the IAWJ, the International Women Judges Foundation (IWJF) developed and financed educational and public service programs that addressed legal and judicial problems affecting women and children. During 2002 the two organizations reorganized, and by the beginning of 2003 they began to operate under the single name of the International Association of Women Judges.

Through pioneering judicial education programs and worldwide collaboration, the IAWJ is working to advance human rights, eliminate discrimination on the basis of gender and make courts accessible to all. (See on IAWJ).

The IAWJ seeks to be a source of information for its members and others on human rights, particularly judicial issues and decisions. From this page, you may find resource material about Jurisprudence of Equality Program (JEP) case decisions, international conference materials, and links to additional information and organizations that may be helpful.”

The IAWJ believes that women judges are in a unique position to impact the rights of women through the judicial system, and to protect and empower women throughout the world. These judges operate on the premise that through the exercise of informed and united leadership, women judges can be catalysts for social transformation.

Through pioneering judicial education programs and worldwide collaboration, the IAWJ is working to advance human rights, eliminate discrimination on the basis of gender and make courts accessible to all.

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