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Women's empowerment in legal profession

Updated: Dec 3, 2022

Women empowerment implies the ability in women to make decisions concerning their

life and work and giving equal rights to them in all spheres like personal ,social, economic

political and legal and so on





Justice Fatima Beevi became the first woman judge of the supreme court of India.There have been 11 female justices in supreme court of India.

Women's empowerment in legal profession

Women empowerment in judiciary sector Is a very important matter where women can deliver her own decision. Indian constitution has provided some rights to women .They can enjoy equal rights as men. There can be no gender based discrimination, according to Indian constitution. Women's empowerment has emerged as top issue, in the current situation. After a long legal fights, women has entered into the legal system in the19th century. Here they can raise their voice against injustice.They take their own stands in decision taking matter in judicial system. Women can challenge every obstacles which ever comes in front.In order to promote their well being and over come any hurdles,entering of women in to the legal system is of great help. Dr A P J Kalam,former president of India was famously quoted saying that ''empowerment of women leads to the development of a good family, good

society and ultimately a good nation.'

Women empowerment implies the ability in women to make decisions concerning their

life and work and giving equal rights to them in all spheres like personal ,social, economic

political and legal and so on. Women are working side by side with men in the work place today. In this era ,women are highly educated. They acquire education in different

fields according to their choice. Women's ambition and desire lead them to bring a revolution of women empowerment in legal profession. Nowadays women can handle the legal matters with courage .They can give a very peaceful solution of various problems related to corporate sector's, criminal matters, different civil matters, environmental Protection, corporate taxation, etc.

In the past few decade's the women's introduction and representation in the legal

profession has been increased. Earlier law is Known to be male dominated profession. But

slowly participation of women has gradually increased.

Starting with the induction of Cornella Sorabji in to the High Court of Allahabad in 1921 to practice as an Advocate, the legel profession had thrown open its doors to the female

population of India. Formally after passing the Legel Practitioners Women Act XXIII of 1923 the abolishing the bar on women from practising law. Indian women were granted right to take up the legal profession and practice as Advocates in the court of law.

Women Advocate can plead for the cause of another before the courts. Women become

the decision makers in society through educating and enabling them with skills of law. Women utilised it for obtaining social

Justice.Thus women empowerment in legal profession has grown powerful day by day.

Status of woman in Indian judiciary

Justice Fatima Beevi became the first woman judge of the supreme court of India.There have been 11 female justices in supreme court of India.

Women judges try to bring live experiences to the judicial actions. Presence of women judges send a powerful signal that they are open . Legal literacy is essential for women

to make our movement successful for women empowerment in legal profession.


Mrs Chandana Bordoloi.

Advocate, Guwahati,

Assam.

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