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8 March 2022


UN Office On Drugs and Crime marks first International Day of Women Judges with new Women in Justice/for Justice initiative  

VIENNA, 8 March (UN Information Service) – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime will mark the first-ever International Day of Women Judges on 10 March with an event to launch a new initiative on Women in Justice/for Justice, which will be opened by UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly and Alma Zadić, Minister of Justice of Austria.

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 75/274 designates 10 March the International Day of Women Judges. This one-hour hybrid event will celebrate women and gender champions in law enforcement and the judiciary, and launch a new initiative by UNODC to promote gender balance and gender responsiveness across the spectrum of justice.

The high-level panel discussion will be moderated by Ambassador Annika Markovic, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations in Vienna, and speakers will include: Kimberly Prost, Judge, International Criminal Court; Inés Mónica Weinberg de Roca, Judge of the Supreme Court of Buenos Aires; José Igreja Matos, President of the International Association of Judges and Global Judicial Integrity Network Advisory Board member; Martha Chizuma, Director, Anti-Corruption Bureau of Malawi; Reem Al-Ansari, CEO and Founder of Dr. Reem Al-Ansari Law firm; and Graciela Márquez Colín, President of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography of Mexico (INEGI).

Journalists are invited to follow the event online on 10 March 2022 from 14:30-15:30 (Vienna time). MS Teams Live Event link

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For further information please contact:

Sonya Yee 
Speechwriter and Spokesperson, UNODC 
Telephone: (+43 1) 26060-4990 
Mobile: (+43-699) 1459-4990 
Email: sonya.yee[at]