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Vol: 68 No: 19
May 15, 2022
It has been rightly said that there will never be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers. At an event, Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana said that the women in the legal profession face bias, both from their colleagues and litigants, and this affects not just advocates, but also those on the bench. The same was said by the Chief Justice in his address at the felicitation of Supreme Court judge Justice Hima Kohli by Women in Law and Litigation (WILL). He also said: “There are various barriers that women face in the legal profession that merit
consideration... the continued prevalence of certain attitudes about the role of women in society. This issue is a problem a woman faces regardless of the type of employment.”
The fact that gender bias exists and is now being recognised by all is a welcome step in the fight against inequality. Like all other vocations, law is a profession followed by both men and women. While the males fight against their opponents, the females have to face the additional task of not only fighting their legal opponents, but also the day-to-day biases that they face in their lives. These biases are
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