Lizzette Robleto de Howarth
Lizzette Robleto de Howarth is the Chief Programmes Officer at Advocates for International Development (A4ID) since April 2022. Prior to joining A4ID, for six and half years, she was International Programmes Manager at the Law Society of England & Wales, leading on their international rule of law programmes. Before joining the Law Society, she worked for over 16 years in the international development sector focusing on influencing changes in global policy.
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 The law itself does play a fundamental role in changing outdated social models that perpetuates inequalities, but there are still many countries with discriminatory legislation and practices that prevent women from achieving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.