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On Friday, 23 June 2023, the Faculty of Law at the University of Johannesburg, and project partners, namely the South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ), Women in Law in South Africa (WOZA) and Mapongwana Attorneys Inc., launched a Co-Impact Gender Fund project. The project aims to implement institutional change in the legal profession in South Africa focused on the sustainable advancement of female leadership. The project will work towards a legal institution that is responsive to the lived experiences of black females; promotes their agency, voice, and power; and reimages the components of the legal profession that currently are barriers to entry, leadership, and success. The target population will be black female law students and female early-career academics. The project will include interventions such as a mentorship programme, workshops, and the development of a metaverse.

The Co-Impact Gender fund grants philanthropists and foundations which focus on a broad ecosystem of actors working to advance gender equality and women’s leadership while seeking to shift harmful gender norms that limit progress. The fund supports and partners with organisations and institutions to strengthen the development of women’s leadership across all levels, addressing the multiple systems embedded in them and disseminating evidence on how to support gender equality.

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