First Women Interactive Maps: Southeast 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

  • Brunei: Hayati Salleh
  • Indonesia: Sri Widoyati Soekito (Highest Appellate Court)
  • Malaysia: Tan Sri Siti Norma Yaakob
  • Philippines: Cecilia Muñoz Palma
  • Singapore: Lai Siu Chiu