Why Greater Representation of Women in Courtrooms is Essential for Advancing Access to Justice for Women

Why Greater Representation of Women in Courtrooms is Essential for Advancing Access to Justice for Women

Today, in India, women represent a paltry 10.6% of judges presiding over India’s High Courts. The 24 High Courts in the country have only 68 women judges compared to 572 male judges, and there is not a single female judge in eight High Courts. There are only two female chief justices in High Court – Delhi and Mumbai, and the ratio of female to male funds in high courts is 1:12. Furthermore, there is only one female judge in the Supreme Court as against 27 male judges.

 

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Anupama Ramaswamy
Anupama is interested in Gender and Financial Inclusion with a special focus on Skill Development.