The Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) Project in collaboration with the UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean and the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO), will host a formal handing over ceremony of the draft Gender Equality Protocol for Magistrates and Judges to the Barbadian judiciary. The ceremony will take place on April 12, 2017 at 1 pm at UN House, Christ Church, Barbados.
The draft Gender Equality Protocol for Magistrates and Judges is the first of its kind in the CARICOM region and Barbados will be the first country to have gender protocols developed for its judiciary.
The draft protocol is intended to assist judges and magistrates to adjudicate with a better understanding of gender perspectives. It will strengthen the capacity of the judiciary to use gender analysis to safeguard the ability of both women and men to have equal access to justice as well as assist the judiciary in ensuring that their decisions result in equitable outcomes for both men and women.
The draft protocol is the result of a partnership amongst the JURIST Project, UN Women, CAJO and the judiciary of Barbados.