Women in the Judiciary: A Stepping Stone towards Gender Justice



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United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

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This policy brief outlines key elements of the normative framework regarding women’s presence in the judiciary, with a focus on equal participation, the role of judicial institutions in achieving gender justice and access to justice. The brief then reviews global and regional evidence demonstrating why women’s presence in the judiciary matters. Finally, the brief presents an overview of the status of women in the judiciary in the Arab region, before offering policy actions to enable Arab States to meet their international commitments.


Sustainable Development Goals
Gender equality
Western Asia