The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) has members in five regional groupings of the world: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East and North Africa, and North America.

Every year, national associations hold their own annual meetings. Our members tell us that they need a meeting space where judges can talk to judges.  The meetings serve as business meetings for the national associations but also include space for educational sessions, committee meetings, and most importantly for socializing.  IAWJ invites member associations to share news of their upcoming or recently held meetings with IAWJ for inclusion here.  Send announcements to

Upcoming Annual Meetings


Association of Women Judges of Argentina’s 26th National Meeting | Buenos Aires, Argentina

On September 27, the Association of Women Judges of Argentina will celebrate its 26th National Meeting. The meeting is titled “On the way to celebrating diversity, heading for IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference.” More information available here.

National Association of Women Judges’ 41st Annual Meeting | Los Angeles, California, USA

The NAWJ will host its annual conference in Los Angeles, California from October 15 to October 19. For more details, please visit the NAWJ website.


Previous Annual Meetings


Canadian Chapter of the IAWJ Annual Meeting | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges held its Annual Meeting Halifax Nova Scotia from April 30 through May 2, 2019.  


National Association of Women Judges 40th Annual Meeting | San Antonio, Texas, USA
The NAWJ hosted its annual conference in San Antonio, Texas from October 3rd to October 7th. The title of the meeting was “Shaping the Future of Justice in the Emerging Legal Landscape”. For more details, please visit the NAWJ website.

United Kingdom’s Association of Women Judges
The UKAWJ held their annual conference on September 9th. The theme of the annual meeting was “Migration, Slavery and the Law.”

Asociación de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina 25th Annual Meeting | Paraná, Argentina
AMJA hosted its 25th annual meeting in Paraná, Argentina from August 15-17. The meeting discussed “25 Years of Ruling with a Gender Perspective.” Additionally, the meeting was in honor of Dr. Carmen María Argibay. To see the full program click here

Union of Moroccan Women Judges Launch Meeting
The UMJA meeting was entitled “Protection of human rights in the context of combating the crime of human trafficking’  and was held on Jan 24-26. The meeting included 60 judges along with the Minister of State in charge of Human Rights, Mustafa Ramid.

Tunisian Association of Women Judges Launch Meeting
The TAWJ held their meeting with a theme of ‘Women Judges in a Democracy Transition’ on Jan 20-21. Their meeting included 150 judges and the President of the Court of Cassation and the Minister of Justice spoke at the event.


Asociacion de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina 24th Annual Meeting 
AMJA hosted its annual meeting at Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales (University of Business and Social Sciences) Paraguay on 29 November-01 December 2017. The theme of the conference was “Judging from a Gender Perspective.”  You can find more information on the event by visiting the IAWJ calendar.

NAWJ- USA 39th Annual Conference  |  Georgia, USA
The NAWJ hosted its annual conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia from October 11-15, 2017. The theme of the conference was “Access to Justice: Past, Present, and Future.”  Conference details can be found on the NAWJ website.

For more information, please contact the NAWJ-USA director Marie Komisar:

Australian Association of Women Judges Annual Meeting    |   Sydney, Australia
AAWJ held its annual meeting in conjunction with the Asia Pacific regional conference from April 27th – 30th in Sydney, Australia. The theme of the conference was the Impacts of Judging: An Asia Pacific Perspective.

For more information, see the Conference Website or download the flyer.

National Association of Women Judges Members Cruise   |   Boston, Massachusetts, USA to Montreal, Quebec, Canada
NAWJ held a members cruise on the Holland American from May 20th – 27th. The cruise launched from Boston, Massachusetts, USA to Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

For more information, download the flyer

Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges Annual Meeting   |   Toronto, Canada
The Canadian Chapter of IAWJ held its annual meeting from June 6th – 9th, 2017. The theme of the conference was “Safety and Security of Women”.

Asociación de Mujeres Juezas de España Annual Meeting   |  Madrid, Spain
AMJE held its meeting for members on February 24th. The meeting, entitled “Addressing Gender Violence with Education,” featured a panel discussing how education can be used to end gender-based violence. IAWJ President Susana Medina provided welcoming remarks to open the meeting.


UK Association of Women Judges Autumn Conference   |  Manchester, United Kingdom
The UKAWJ held its Annual Conference on Friday 21 October 2016 at the Manchester Civil and Family Justice Centre. The UKAWJ has adopted the theme of “Religion, Culture and the Law” for its events over the next two years, and will address these issues across a range of jurisdictions. The panels featured discussions on topics such as the role of faith in family disputes, ways which women launch court proceedings to protect their rights, and the proper approach to resolving complaints of discrimination where belief issues arise.

For more information about the meeting, see the full article here.

National Association of Women Judges Annual Meeting   |   Seattle, Washington, USA
NAWJ held its annual meeting from October 5th – October 9th in Seattle, USA. Titled ”Faces of Justice,” the meeting addressed a variety of issues, including sexual assault on college campuses, balancing state, federal and tribal water interests, and strategies to combat trafficking.

For more information about the meeting, click here for a full agenda on the NAWJ website, or see the flyer.

La Section Française de l’Association Internationale des Femmes Juges Annual Meeting   |  Paris, France
The French section of the International Association of Women Judges hosted its first annual meeting in Paris on October 3rd. SFAIFJ, which was formed in April of 2015, now has over 20 members in the organization. Chairperson Françoise Canivet reported on the 25th anniversary of IAWJ, the 13th Biennial conference, and thanked SFAIFJ members for their hard work preparing for the moot court. She shared the desire of several African magistrates to establish a Francophone network within the IAWJ. After these discussions, and because of the annual meeting, SFAIFJ created a working group on women in prison in France.

Pour lire la réunion en français, cliquez ici.

Asociación de Mujeres Juezes de Espana (AMJE) Annual Meeting   |   Barcelona, Spain
AMJE held its annual meeting on September 30th in Barcelona, Spain. Titled  ”Women without Shelter,” the meeting addressed the discrimination women and children face in armed conflict.  Proceeds from the meeting were used to aid those vulnerable populations whose rights have been violated, according to UNHCR.

For more information about the meeting, please send an email to, or see the flyer.

Asociación de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina (AMJA) Annual Meeting   | San Juan, Argentina
AMJA held its annual meeting from August 25 to 27th in San Juan, Argentina. This annual meeting focused on three issues: organized crime, sex trafficking, and drug trafficking. The meeting featured special participants such as Elena Highton de Nolasco, Vicepresident of the Supreme Court, and the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Germán Garavano.

For more information about the meeting, please send an email to, or see the flyer.



South African Chapter of the IAWJ Annual Meeting   |   Cape Town, South Africa
The South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ), in partnership with the Democratic Governance & Rights Unit and the University of Cape Town hosted its 12th Annual General Conference on 12 – 14 August 2016 at the University of Cape Town. The meeting focused on the role of the judiciary in realizing the socio-economic transformation as a way of achieving the millennium development goals and featured several keynote speakers from the South African Department of Justice.

For more information about the meeting,  click here for a full agenda.