Pakistan’s First Woman Supreme Court Judge

In a historic and inspiring ceremony, 55-year-old Ayesha Malik was sworn in as Pakistan’s first ever woman Supreme Court judge. Malik is joined by 16 male judges on the Court, where she plans to advocate for women’s rights and education. After graduating from Harvard, Malik was a judge in the city of Lahore until taking on this new role. She made headlines last year for rolling back the usage of “virginity tests” for those reporting sexual assault, which was a big win for Pakistani women. Judge Malik’s new position will hopefully encourage other women to take a stand against Pakistan’s patriarchal norms and enact change.


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