LSZ commends women for taking up law PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 December 2016 20:56

The Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has commended women for taking up law as their profession.

This comes as the organisation registered a 22 percent increase in the number of female lawyers this year.

Over the years, the legal profession has been a preserve of men, however the developing trend is that more women are joining the profession.

LSZ president Mrs Vimbai Nyemba said out of a total of 1540 registered lawyers in Zimbabwe, 538 of them are female lawyers.

She said this is a welcome development that is expected to address the gender imbalance in the legal profession.

The LSZ president also revealed that the 2016 first year law classes at the University of Zimbabwe and the Herbert Chitepo Law School at the Great Zimbabwe University have more female law students compared to men.

In Zimbabwe, there are a number of developments in the legal profession that has promoted women empowerment.

The Judicial Service Commission is also trying to achieve gender balance on the bench by taking more female judges and magistrates.

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