Status of Women in Indian Judiciary

  • Kameshwar Mahto
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  • Kameshwar Mahto

    Student at Sai Nath University, Ranchi, India

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This abstract provides a quick overview of the current situation of women in Indian judiciary. It strives to draw attention to the developments made, difficulties encountered, and ongoing initiatives to advance gender equality and inclusivity within the Indian judicial system. The Indian judiciary, which is an essential component of the nation's democratic structure, is fundamental to sustaining the rule of law and dispensing justice. In the Indian judiciary, women have historically been underrepresented, which reflects larger societal gender inequities. To overcome this disparity and build a more open and gender-responsive judicial system, however, deliberate attempts have been made recently. The abstract focuses at the advancements made in increasing the participation of women in the Indian judiciary. It talks about how women are becoming more prevalent in the legal profession and in legal education, which has gradually opened the door for them to enter the judiciary. Important turning points in the direction of gender parity include the appointment of women as Chief Justices in several High Courts and their presence on the Supreme Court bench. Despite these developments, issues still exist. The abstract explores the prejudices and obstacles that women in the Indian judiciary still have to deal with. It deals with challenges including gender stereotypes, implicit bias, and cultural expectations that can prevent women from advancing professionally and getting access to important decision-making positions. Additionally, it looks at the difficulties in balancing professional and personal obligations and the need for infrastructure and regulations that can help. The abstract also emphasises the continuous initiatives to advance gender equality within the Indian judicial system. To address gender prejudices and promote an inclusive workplace, programmes like mentorship programmes, gender sensitization committees, and sensitization campaigns have been put in place. In order to guarantee equal opportunities and fair representation for women in the judiciary, it emphasises the significance of a comprehensive approach combining institutional improvements, policy interventions, and cultural transformation. Overall, this abstract recognises both the problems that still need to be overcome and the success accomplished in increasing women's participation in the Indian judiciary. It highlights the importance of making consistent efforts to rectify gender inequities and develop a judicial system that represents the diversity of the society it serves. The research findings mentioned in this abstract highlight the importance of a fair and inclusive court in a democratic society and add to the larger conversation on gender equality and women's empowerment in the Indian judicial system.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 3550 - 3558


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