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The Women in Law Conference | Vienna | September 15 - 17, 2022

Lizzette Robleto de Howarth

Chief Programmes Officer | Advocates for International Development (A4ID)

Lizzette Robleto de Howarth

Chief Programmes Officer | Advocates for International Development (A4ID)
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Biography

Lizzette Robleto de Howarth is Chief Programmes Officer at Advocates for International Development (A4ID). Prior to joining A4ID, she was International Programmes Manager at the Law Society of England & Wales, creating and leading the International Rule of Law programmes (IRoL). Before the Law Society, she worked in international development for over 16 years, working to change international public policy at global level. She has undertaken extensive research on the rule of law and the situation of women lawyers in the legal profession. She has written several global reports on gender equality in the legal sector, and has undertaken country specific research in the legal sector in Guatemala, Mexico, Catalonia, and China.

The legal profession is one of the most influential and respected professions around the world and it could use its combined voice and influence to lead transformational changes, not only within the law, but in society as a whole. The law itself does play a fundamental role in changing outdated social models that perpetuates inequalities, but there are still many countries with discriminatory legislation and practices that prevent women from achieving their potential. For women lawyers, even now, gender inequality presents a serious challenge with many obstacles hindering their progress. It is imperative for the global legal profession to achieve gender equality.

 

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