International Day of Women Judges 2023
The International Day of Women Judges, which is celebrated every year on March 10, honours all female judges who have taken the lead in the fight against social injustice. The history and significance of the day are examined below. Not just women judges in international legal institutions should be honoured on this significant day. It serves as a day of symbolism for the fight for gender equality, equal access to opportunities, and the elimination of gender-based discrimination, which persists in all spheres of society.
This International Day of Women Judges is being observed with the campaign “Women in Justice, Women for Justice” to encourage the full and equal participation of women at all levels of the judicial system, to celebrate the accomplishments thus far, and to increase awareness of the challenges that still lie ahead.
International Day of Women Judges: History
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted to observe an international day for female judges as a way to recognise the contributions made by female judges around the world to justice, equality, and fairness in society. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) hosted an international conference from February 24–27, 2020, in Doha, Qatar, which is to blame for this development.
The Institute for African Women in Law (IAWL) emphasised the necessity for judiciaries to promote and establish a culture of respect and the enforcement of women’s rights throughout the conference. It was also noted how women in the legal field, particularly female judges, experience sexual harassment and bullying.
The UNGA enacted resolution 75/274 on April 28, 2021, designating March 10 as International Day of Women Judges. On March 10, 2022, the International Day of Women Judges was celebrated for the first time.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- President of the United Nations General Assembly: Csaba Kőrös;
- United Nations General Assembly Headquarters: New York, United States;
- United Nations General Assembly Founded: 1945.
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