ADB Convenes First-Ever Asia-Pacific Conference on Gender-Responsive Judicial Systems
On 23 May 2022, Bruce Gosper, ADB Vice-President (Administration and Corporate Management) delivered opening remarks highlighting the role of the formal justice system in addressing the global pandemic of violence against women and girls to a hybrid audience attending in Fiji and virtually. He called for dynamic justice systems that are open to innovative practical measures that are gender-sensitive and which encourage women to use the formal justice system. Samantha Hung, Chief of Gender Equality Thematic Group delivered an overview of ADB’s work on addressing gender-based violence. There were over 650 registered participants from 50 countries comprising judges, prosecutors, lawyers, government officials, civil society organizations, academia and development partners. The conference was supported under ADB Office of General Counsel's Law and Policy Reform Program.