First Women Interactive Maps: West Africa

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

  • Burkina Faso: Anne Konate (Constitutional Court), Emilienne Kaboré née Ilboudo (Highest Appellate Court)
  • Côte d’Ivoire: Martine Tiacoh (Constitutional Court), Antoinette Kouassi Mazoin (Highest Appellate Court)
  • Ghana: Annie Ruth Baeta Jiagge
  • Niger: Manou Fassouma Moussa (Constitutional Court)
  • Nigeria: Aloma Mariam Mukhtar