ISLAMABAD - Director General Federal Judicial Academy (FJA), Fakhar Hayat said yesterday that building gender balance at all levels is critical and the Federal Judicial Academy is committed to gender balance and also building capacity of all stakeholders in the administration of justice system.

While inaugurating a one-week course on management of family cases for female judges of the family courts from all over Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, he related various subjects/topics regarding which knowledge, ideas, information and experience would be shared with the female judges during this weeklong training.

He said, “Women often find it more difficult than men to access the justice system. We must strain the law to do gender justice. We need gender–sensitised judges to promote women access to the justice system. All judges should be trained in management of family cases generally. Management of cases should be practiced at all levels of the court structure.”

Twenty-six female judges of family courts are undergoing this one week training at the academy.