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UN honours Tunisian justice officer

Publish date: 13 May 2024
Issue Number: 1076
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: General

The UN's second Trailblazer award for Women Justice and Corrections Officers has gone to Major Ahlem Bouzi, an officer with the UN's peacekeeping mission in the DRC (Monusco). Bouzi is the first armaments and ammunition expert working in the Prosecution Support Cell of her military unit. The award acknowledges the exceptional contributions made by female judicial officers serving from UN member states who challenge gender stereotypes and barriers. She received her award on Tuesday at the UN in New York. In an interview with UN News, Bouzi said she was determined to eliminate the systematic and persistent obstacles ‘such as stereotypes and gender discrimination that prevent women from fully participating on an equal footing with men in a significant way to peace operations’.

Full UN News report

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