Gender Equality in the Legal Profession

  • Dr Poornima Eknath Surve
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  • Dr Poornima Eknath Surve

    Head of Department at Dr D. Y Patil College Of Law Nerul Navi Mumbai, India

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Gender equality in the legal profession has been a topic of considerable discussion and analysis over the past few decades. Despite significant advancements, gender disparities persist in various aspects of the profession, including representation in senior positions, pay equity, and work-life balance. This paper examines the current state of gender equality in the legal profession, highlighting the barriers that women face and the progress that has been made. Through a review of existing literature, statistical data, and case studies, the paper identifies key factors contributing to gender inequality and offers recommendations for achieving greater gender parity. The findings suggest that while there have been improvements in the inclusion and promotion of women within the legal field, systemic issues and cultural biases continue to hinder true equality. Addressing these challenges requires a multifaceted approach involving policy changes, organizational commitment, and cultural shifts within the profession.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 1210 - 1216


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