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Appointing Women Judges At Senior Posts Can Break Gender Stereotypes

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 27, Sep 2021, 18:18 pm IST | UPDATED: 27, Sep 2021, 18:24 pm IST

Appointing Women Judges At Senior Posts Can Break Gender Stereotypes

New DelhiThe Supreme Court of India Judge B V Nagarathna on Sunday said that the appointment of female judges at the senior level will aid in shifting gender stereotypes and will also facilitate the change in attitudes and perceptions of appropriate roles of men and women.

"Women visibility as judicial officers can pave the way for greater representation of women in other decision-making positions such as legislative and executive branches of the government," Justice Nagarathna, who is to become the first women Chief Justice of India in 2027, was quoted by PTI in its report.

While speaking at a function organised by the Lady Advocates of the Supreme Court for felicitation of nine newly appointed judges including three female judges of the apex court, Justice Nagarathna appreciated the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana statement regarding providing a 50% representation of women in the judiciary and said that this will highlight the way as to how females in other branches can break the glass ceiling whether in the legislature or in the executive.

"I may not speak in detail but I can only say that advancing women participation in the judiciary promotes the role of gender equality in broader ways. Female judicial appointments particularly at senior levels can shift gender stereotypes, thereby changing attitude and perceptions of appropriate roles of men and women," she said.

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