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PRESS RELEASE: Advocating for Change: IAWL's GELC Convening Addresses Gender Inequality in the Legal Profession



ACCRA, Ghana - The Institute for African Women in Law is set to host a monumental high-level convening on Friday, July 05, 2024, at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel to climax its Pan-African, continent-wide Gender Equality in Law Campaign (GELC). Launched virtually in April 2024, the campaign has raised awareness about the challenges women in law face through evidence-based research and public advocacy to ignite policy reforms for equitable and women-inclusive legal institutions. 


The High-Level Convening, a collaborative effort between IAWL, the Office of the Chief Justice, and the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), is a testament to the collective commitment towards gender equality within the legal profession. Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo will be the special guest of honor, alongside Professor Margaret Satterthwaite, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers. The event is expected to attract esteemed members of the Ghana Bar Association, members of the Diplomatic Corps and leaders of international organizations.


Lawyer Sheila Minkah-Premo, president of the Ghana Bar Association Women’s Forum, remarked: 


"We are honored to have Her Ladyship, Chief Justice Gertrude Sackey Torkornoo and other distinguished leaders within the legal profession join us for this important event. Their support and participation will significantly contribute to the success of this campaign and amplify our efforts to address gender gaps within the legal profession."

The convening will provide a platform for critical discussions, knowledge sharing, and strategic collaborations aimed at driving meaningful change. Participants will discuss critical issues affecting women in the legal profession, share best practices, and identify actionable solutions to promote gender equality and women's leadership in law.


We invite stakeholders and supporters from across Africa and beyond to join us in this vital conversation. Together, we can leverage our collective voices, expertise, and resources to advance gender equality in law and create a more inclusive legal profession.

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