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Women in Leadership in the Law

The Women in Leadership in Law (WILIL) initiative is dedicated to empowering women judges in five pilot countries across the Global South: Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and The Philippines. WILIL adopts a tailored approach, recognizing the distinct dynamics and context of each national judiciary. Through collaboration with national women’s judicial associations in the pilot countries, WILIL aims to promote strategic solutions for women's advancement within the judiciary. 

Central to WILIL's mission is the acknowledgment that achieving gender equity necessitates tackling systemic barriers, cultivating inclusivity, and promoting an enabling environment for women judges to rise and thrive. WILIL endeavors to challenge gender biases, foster diversity, and uphold principles of fairness and impartiality in judicial decision-making processes.

To learn more about the specific programs in the five pilot countries, please see the links below: