“Study to assess the main factors contributing to the under-representation of women judges in the management of the courts in Georgia” was implemented by ACT Impact within the scopes of EU project “Supporting Court Reform in Georgia”.
As a result of the study which mostly aimed at identifying factors that contribute to the under-representation of women judges in the management of common courts, it turned out that under-representation of women on management positions in court system is caused by reasons outside and inside the system. Reasons outside the system include widely spread stereotypes regarding the role of woman, gender-based segregation and consequently, self-stigmatization of women on which research participants unanimously agree. As for reasons inside the system, as believed by representatives of NGO sector, the reason is presence of powerful judges inside the system, while representatives of court system believe that reason is managerial functions of the chairman.
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