International Day of Women Judges for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Friday, March 10th. There are until the next observance.

Every year on March 10, the International Day of Women Judges, is observed to encourage equal and comprehensive involvement of women at all levels of the court. Women’s participation in the judiciary is vital to ensuring that courts reflect their populations, react to their concerns, and make sound judgements. Women judges boost court legitimacy just by being present, sending a strong message that they are open and available to anybody seeking justice. Join us in honoring all female judges.

📆 When is International Day of Women Judges?

This year, International Day of Women Judges is on March 10th. It is the 2nd Friday in March; in 2024, it is on Sunday.

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Did you know: Women made up 40% of the judicial bench in 2017, up from 35% in 2008.

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📜 History of International Day of Women Judges

The capacity of the court to make unbiased decisions is enhanced by having an equal number of men and women on the bench. Women judges bring a diverse set of perspectives and experiences to the bench, bolstering public trust in the judiciary’s ability to uphold human rights and the rule of law while representing the society they serve. When women are in leadership positions, they also help break up networks of corruption, which is good for the fight against corruption.

The inclusion of women judges in previously banned contexts has been a good step toward judicial systems’ being perceived as more open, inclusive, and representative of the people whose lives they impact. By celebrating the day, we will show that we are still committed to creating and implementing effective national policies and strategies for women’s progress in the legal system, institutions of management and leadership, and other areas.

☑️ International Day of Women Judges facts

Demand for more representation
Eleanor Roosevelt famously published an “open letter to the ladies of the world” in 1946, calling for more female engagement in national and international affairs.

More female judges in Europe
Women outnumber males in most European nations as professional judges or magistrates; yet, women make up 41% of judges on national supreme courts but just 25% of court presidents.

Lesser right to property
Women produce between half and 80% of the world’s food despite owning less than 10% of the land.

Things to do on International Day of Women Judges

Take a stand for women’s rights across the world
You can use your voice right now to advocate for women. Consider how you can help on this day by sharing why # GenderEquality is so important to you on social media.

Encourage women’s power
This increases the number of chances for women to demonstrate their support for their rights. Creating an internship program for women alone is one suggestion for increasing female empowerment.

Advocate for underprivileged women
When it comes to even fundamental necessities or rights, not everyone is treated equally. Look out for women who are being denied their fundamental needs and human rights by society and strive to assist them.

📅 International Day of Women Judges Observances

2023 March 10 Friday
2024 March 10 Sunday
2025 March 10 Monday
2026 March 10 Tuesday
2027 March 10 Wednesday

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