In Africa, a few women have been presidents. Even fewer have occupied the position of Chief Justice. Gender equality in positions of influence and power has been widely discussed in Africa where women play minor roles in all the major matters and sectors, including politics.
This trend seems to be changing as countries like Ethiopia and Rwanda are forming gender-balanced governments, giving women more representation.
In spite of the efforts of these two countries, more remains to be done in the other 52 recognized states on the continent towards achieving gender-balanced systems.
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As the world celebrates Day for International Justice, a day set aside to promote international criminal justice, Face2Face Africa shares with you the current female chief justices in Africa who are successfully upholding justice and democracy in their respective countries: