Manila Bulletin highlights HerStory Gender Award 2022

April 11, 2022 — Manila Bulletin highlights HerStory Gender Award 2022, a pioneering initiative to ensure gender parity and diversity in the Philippine judiciary. The article also highlights The Asia Foundation’s recent study in a piece detailing the Supreme Court’s search for three women judges excelling in gender-based challenges.

The PIO said the results of the study show how women judges have fared against male counterparts in terms of appointment to and advancement in the judicial hierarchy.
It said the study also “identified some factors that have had an impact on the (dis)proportion of gender distribution within the different court levels, highlighting the encouraging increase in diversity in trial courts, which, however, is not reflected in the collegiate courts, particularly in the Supreme Court.”

The launch was attended by members of various high courts in the Philippines and featured a keynote address by the Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo, along with a message from The Asia Foundation’s Philippines Country Representative Sam Chittick. Also in attendance was Paul Harrington, First Secretary (Development) of the Australian Embassy. This activity was implemented under the Public Transformation through Court Transformation funded by the Australian Embassy.

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