Hague Talks: Why having more women judges benefits all of society

Hague Talks hybrid event: Women in justice in Africa initiative launch and a conversation with women judges

June 6, 2023
Hague Talks: Women in Justice in Africa  — Justice Futures CoLab ROLHR Crisis Bureau UNDP
Event Details

06 June 2023

14:00 - 18:30 CET

De Haagse Lobby, Spui 68, 2511 BT, The Hague (Netherlands)

14:00 - 16:00 CET – Women in Justice in Africa Report Launch   
16:30-18:30 CET – Mayor’s Reception and photo exhibition 



In 2023, UNDP’s Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law, Human Rights, Justice and Security for Sustainable Peace and Development will open its new Justice Futures CoLab in The Hague. At the Hague Justice week, UNDP will present this new office and showcase the work in the justice domain.  

UNDP and UN Women will present the Women in Justice in Africa Initiative and share lessons learned from the knowledge collaboration between the two agencies on women in justice in Africa. The initiative forms an important part of the strategic alliance between UNDP and UN Women under the Gender Justice Platform.

The event will follow the Hague Talks format. Following opening remarks of the senior representatives of UNDP and UN Women, three women judges from Mozambique, Nigeria and Uganda will share their personal stories on becoming judges. The panel discussion will uncover main challenges for women leading in justice institutions in Africa, spotlight good practices, lessons learned, and recommendations identified through comprehensive research.  

The event will be livestreamed. The link will be provided shortly on this page and sent via email to registered participants. Please, register below.  

Mayor’s Reception to open UNDP’s Justice Futures CoLab in The Hague  


Following the panel discussion, UNDP will present its new office in The Hague – the Justice Futures CoLab, a space for experimentation, learning and innovation in the justice field at the Mayor’s reception along with a photo exhibition showcasing UNDP and its partners’ work on people-centred justice.