First Women Interactive Maps: South Asia

The Appointment of the First Woman to High Courts

Drag the cursor across the screen to learn which decade the first woman was appointed to a high court in a country. If there is missing information or if the high court has not had a woman justice (as of the end of 2020), the country is in white.

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First Women High Court Justices

  • Afghanistan: Anisa Rasooli
  • Bangladesh: Nazmun Ara Sultana (both High Court Division and Appellate Division of the Supreme Court)
  • Bhutan: Tashi Chhozom
  • India: Fathima Beevi
  • Nepal: Sushila Singh Shilu
  • Sri Lanka: Shirani Bandaranayake