SWCM 3rd Annual Colloquium
The SWCM Colloquium is an annual event that brings together young professionals in the legal profession as well as those who hope to join the profession in the near future.
2023 marked the centenary commemoration of the first group of women allowed to join the legal profession in South Africa following the promulgation of the Women Legal Practitioners 7 of 1923. While there has been inclusion of women in the legal profession over the years, women in the profession have since continued to face challenges such as institutionalised exclusion and discrimination, sexual harassment, and bullying within the profession.
Much more work remains to be done to ensure the profession’s transformation. Part of that work includes unveiling the numerous challenges that women in the profession face and how these impediments hinder the development of the South African judicial system.
The 2023 Colloquium sought out to facilitate a dialogue between women and men from all walks of the profession on the transformative tools that exist with the main goal of accelerating the advancement of women in the legal profession, and what additional measures need to be taken to promote the integration of women into the profession.
SWCM is pleased to share the highlights of our third annual colloquium with you.