JUSLAG

The Judicial Service Ladies Association of Ghana - JUSLAG

Over time, JUSAG realized the need to empower women in the justice administration. Venerable women of the Judicial Service in collaboration with the Women's Commission of JUSAG formed JUSLAG as a vehicle to champion women empowerment in the Judicial Service.

JUSLAG has collaborated with JUSAG over the past years to work on improving general welfare and gender activities in the service.

The National Women's Commissioner of JUSAG works closely with JUSLAG at the national level whilst Regional Women's Commissioners coordinate regional activities of JUSLAG.

Key among the activities of JUSLAG include:

  • Mentorship and Networking: The JUSLAG provides mentorship opportunities for junior and senior female staff, connecting them with experienced women who can offer guidance and support. They also organize networking events to help women build relationships and advance their careers.
  • International Exposure and Travel Experience: In collaboration with the Police Ladies Association of Ghana (POLAG), JUSLAG has organized a number of successful international travel programs to Australia, Tanzania, and other countries in Europe and Africa.
  • Professional Development: JUSLAG offers workshops and training programs specifically geared towards women in the judiciary. These programs focus on legal skills, leadership development, and work-life balance strategies.
  • Advocacy: JUSLAG advocates for policies and practices that promote gender equality within the judiciary. This might include advocating for equal opportunities for promotion, addressing unconscious bias, and ensuring access to childcare and other work-life balance supports.
  • Building Confidence: The JUSLAG creates a space for women in the judiciary to share their experiences, challenges, and successes. This can help build confidence and solidarity among women in the service.

Overall, the existence of the Judicial Service Ladies Association suggests a commitment to empowering women within the Ghanaian judiciary. Their efforts also contribute to a more inclusive and equitable legal system in Ghana.

Ghana is fortunate to have three successful female Chief Justices:

  1. H/L Justice Georgina Theodore Wood (2007 - 2017)
  2. H/L Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo (2017 - 2019)
  3. Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Araba Esaaba Sackey Torkornoo (2023 to date)