The UIA Women's Committee works to promote and strengthen the status and role of women lawyers in the profession.

To this end, it organises workshops and seminars in order to identify the different problems to be targeted, on the basis of a comparative approach,  and to establish strategies and action plans to remedy them, which it will implement with the support of UIA and in close collaboration with its collective and individual members.

The Committee also works to improve the status of women wherever needed, in particular to eliminate all forms of violence against women. In this perspective, the Committee proclaimed on 8 March in Paris the Charter of Fundamental Principles on Access to Justice for Women Victims of Violence and invited the collective members of the UIA to adhere to it (the list of adhesions is available on this link). One of the key objectives of the working group will be to implement the provisions of this Charter effectively and efficiently.

Membership of the Committee and the Working Group is open to all colleagues who are UIA members.


Elisabeth Zakharia Sioufi
President of the Committee 

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