#CSW63 SIDE EVENT// Women Delivering Justice: Investing in Women Justice Professionals for the Achievement of the 2030 Agenda

The equal and effective participation of women in all aspects of justice delivery is a human right and a crucial element of good governance, reaffirmed by Sustainable Development Goals 5 (gender equality and women’s empowerment) and 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions). Despite SDG 16’s focus on women’s full and effective participation in all levels of governance, including in the judiciary, women judges continue to encounter barriers to their full and effective participation as justice agents at the national and international levels.

This event will highlight the contributions of women justice professionals, the barriers they encounter and the pathways taken in delivering justice. It will call for more commitment to and investment in women justice professionals, reaffirming that women are not only justice seekers, but also justice providers. The event will be informed by IDLO’s recent report, Women Delivering Justice: Contributions, Barriers, Pathways.

The event is organized by the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar, International Development Law Organization (IDLO), International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), and the GQUAL Campaign.


18:30 – 19:45  |  Tuesday, 12 March, 2019  |  Conference Room D, Conference Building, UN Headquarters, New York


Panel discussion

Concept note available for download below


  • Justice Susan Glazebrook, Judge, Supreme Court of New Zealand and President-elect of the International Association of Women Judges
  • Irene Khan, Director-General, International Development Law Organization
  • Dr. Hind Abdul Rahman al-Mufta, Member of the Shoura Advisory Council, Associate Professor and Vice-President for Administration and Finance, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
  • Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director of CEJIL and Member of the GQUAL Secretariat

Moderator: Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School


RSVP by Thursday, 7 March herePLEASE NOTE:For non-UN Pass holders, a Special Event Ticket (SET) is required to attend the event. Please request your SET in your RSVP email.