The three-day international conference brought together justices and judges from other West African countries, and was held at the National Judicial Institute in Abuja.
The conference was held under the theme: “Forging ahead against the odds: the West African woman”.
The IAWJ started in 1988 in the United States of America when the National Association of Women Judges planned its 10th anniversary.
Judge Joan Klein, its founder and first president, suggested that they invite women judges from other countries to this annual meeting which was to hold in 1989. Subsequently, an International Outreach Committee was formed and given the role of identifying and inviting women judges from around the world.