Significance of International Day of Women Judges
Yes, you’ve read it right! This day exists! March 10 of every year marks the International Day of Women Judges. On this particular day, the (UN) United National reaffirms its word and commitment to make and implement correct and great plans and strategies for the advancement and enhancements of females in the judicial and institution system at the leadership and managerial level.
Women in the judiciary administration are an important key to making sure that courts seek their citizens, address significant concerns, and provide balanced judgments. Females’ presence in the system improves the legitimacy of courts and presents a strong message saying that they are open and accessible to those who need to seek justice.
Significance- The International Day of Women Judges seeks to recognize the concerns, efforts, and contributions being produced by female judges. Also, this day empowers young girls and women who choose to become judges and leaders in society.
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 5 is Empowerment of Women and Girls and Gender Equality. Their aim is to get progress across Development goals and to supplement a gender point of view to the implementation of the Agenda 2030. The representation of women in the system of justice is important for various reasons which make sure that the legal structure is made with society in point of view.
Let us talk about history now! Equality in the system of the judiciary has historically been uneven and the steps have been taken to improve or changed this is proved by the declaration of the United Nation’s General Assembly to refer to this day as International Day of Women Judges. The General Assembly’s declaration was written by the State of Qatar, which works as proof to bring a shift, we can say a positive shift in society.
In India, the Supreme Court has celebrated the 1st ever ‘International Day of Women Judges’ on Thursday, 10th of March, 2022. They have celebrated with CJI NV Ramana and 4 women SC judges coming online with all-female judges of the high courts and the female judicial officers of India.
The SC in an official statement said that with CJI, the female SC judges — Justices Hima Kohli, BV Nagarathna, Indira Banerjee, and Bela M Trivedi, will communicate with female judges of the HCs and female judicial officers of the trial courts to celebrate the day.
I personally think that it is a good step in order to inspire the girls and women.