Tunis/Tunisia — Minister of Women, Family and the Elderly Imene Zahouani Houimel participated, on Thursday, on the sidelines of the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, in a VTC event on the theme “Women’s Access to Justice: Gender-Based Parity in the Judiciary Sector”.
“Women’s equitable access to justice and the challenges of achieving gender equality based on the gender approach” were the main themes discussed during this meeting, organised at the initiative of the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO), the Associations of Women Judges, the American Lawyers Union and the African Women’s Organisation.
Recommendations will be made to obtain as much data and information as possible to consolidate the 16th point in the sustainable development goals relating to peace and justice.
The Minister for Women stressed that women are not properly represented in decision-making positions in Tunisia, despite their presence in the judicial sector as magistrates.
“The council of peers for equal opportunities was created to integrate the gender approach in planning and programmes and to fight against all forms of discrimination against women, she added.
Tunisia is participating by VTC in the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women held from March 15 to 26 in New York.