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SAC-IAWJ: More women needed in judiciary’s top positions

The SAC-IAWJ says it’s important for the judiciary to ensure women's rights are being upheld.

Picture: Saps.

CAPE TOWN - The South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ) says more can be done to increase female representation in top positions in the judiciary.

The association's 12th annual conference and general meeting wrapped up at the University of Cape Town this afternoon.

The conference unpacked the judiciary's role in promoting socio-economic transformation to achieve sustainable development by 2030.

High profile delegates within the judiciary attended the proceedings in celebration of new female appointments.

The association, however, concedes even though strides have been made to promote women, more can be done to speed up the process.

The association's Rochelle Francis-Subbiah said, "If the decisions are made by only one gender or sector of society and not the whole of society, obviously there's a disparity that we need to addressed."

The association has concluded today's proceedings emphasising the importance of the judiciary in ensuring women's rights are being upheld.

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