Women Delivering Justice: Achieving Gender Parity in the Justice Sector - CSW65 Side Event
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Side Event organized by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Institute for African Women in Law (IAWL), and co-sponsored by the Permanent

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Side Event organized by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Institute for African Women in Law (IAWL), and co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of New Zealand to the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations on the occasion of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Despite incremental country progress in achieving gender parity in the justice sector, women continue to encounter overall social, economic and institutional challenges to their full and effective participation as justice agents. Challenges range from gender stereotypes to sexual harassment, time poverty, limited opportunities to career advancement and obstacles to access leadership positions. In some cases, barriers have been further amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. More generally, global data on women justice professionals continues to be incomplete, inconsistent and uneven.

Against this background, this event will highlight the importance of investing in the equal representation of women in the delivery of justice. It will seek to:

- identify challenges to gender equality in the justice sector, especially within the current COVID-19 context;

- discuss policy and programmatic directions for prioritizing gender balance in the justice sector; and

- provide recommendations for better data, research and analysis in support of SDG 16.7.1.