A lack of intersectional and feminist leadership in the justice sector – and the lack of diverse women’s voices in decision-making at every level – undermines progress to achieving gender equality and access to justice for all.
- The Elders call for the full inclusion of women in the justice sector at every level of decision-making. This inclusion must recognise women in all their diversity.
- The Elders urge leaders to enact mechanisms, guidelines, and standards, including temporary special measures as we emerge out of the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure that women are equally represented at every level in the justice system.
- The Elders call for gender parity in justice institutions around the world by 2030.
Learn more about The Elders' calls for leaders to:
- Increase the number of women in leadership positions in the justice sector
- Increase funding for legal empowerment and justice services that meet the needs of women
- Address justice for survivors of gender-based violence with renewed vigour
- Invest in quality data and analysis on women’s justice problems and experiences
- Invest in gender-just climate solutions
Find out more about The Elders’ work on Access to Justice