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Labor judges have launched a petition in support of women in the STF

The STF has had only three female ministers in its 132 years, none of whom were black, thus no parity in the nation’s top court.

Last Friday (17) the Labor Judges Commission launched a petition in support of two women to fill the next ministerial vacancies to open in the STF (Federal Supreme Court), preferably one black and one with a working career. .

Justice Patricia Sant Anna, chair of the Annamatra Women’s Commission, created under the leadership of the National Association of Labor Magistrates, criticizes the low representation of women in the Supreme Court.

“In 132 years, the STF has had only three women ministers, none of whom are black, so there is a lack of equality in the country’s top court,” she says.

“Furthermore, it is very important to have permanent and permanent representation in court from the Labor Court to enrich the experience and own vision of social justice and social law for the deliberations of the chamber.”

In the signed text, the commission criticizes the lack of gender equality in the STF and states that the experience of a black woman will help fight racism and structural machismo in society. The judges also note that it will be a breakthrough that will contribute to the “restoration of the historical debt owed to the black people as a result of the barbarism of slavery in Brazil.”

The vacant post of Minister Ricardo Lewandowski, who is due to retire when he reaches the age of 75, the maximum age to stay on the court, should be open until May. Five months later, in October, Minister Rosa Weber retires.


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