History of Bangladesh Women Judges Assosiation


Bangladesh Women Judges Association is widely recognized voice for women’s interest. First entry of women in the Judiciary of Bangladesh was in 1975. In the year of 1989 when the number of women Judges was about 40, the senior most women Judge, Hon. Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana got the opportunity of attending the Annual Conference of U.S. National Association of Women Judges in Washington D.C. 50 Women Judges from different countries of the world formed International Association of Women Judges. In the year of 1989 when the number of women Judges was about 40, the senior most women Judge, Hon. Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana got the opportunity of attending the Annual Conference of U.S. National Association of Women Judges in Washington D.C. 50 Women Judges from different countries of the world formed International Association of Women Judges.


Hon. Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana developed the idea of forming a national Association of Women Judges in Bangladesh. In January 1990 Hon. Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, Hon. Justice Zinat Ara, Hon. Justice Krishna Debnath, Nasreen Begum, Jesmin Anwar, Sabrina Ahmed, Salma Bente-Kader started working for forming an association. They contacted others. In 1990 ad-hoc committee was formed with Women Judges posted in Dhaka. This committee held several meetings, drafted the constitution and lastly the association was officially launched in 29 December, 1990. All Women Judges of the country automatically become member of this association.