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GOMEZ-BAHILLO, Carlos; ELBOJ-SASO, Carmen  and  MARCEN-MUNIO, Celia. The feminization of the Spanish judiciary. Convergencia [online]. 2016, vol.23, n.70, pp.199-226. ISSN 2448-5799.

The Spanish judiciary is undergoing a major transformation, in which women have been gaining prominence, being majority in the latest promotions. However, women have been discriminated in their access to high responsibility positions, in which their representation is low, even though they meet all the requirements. Presumably, in the coming years, the presence of women in decision-making bodies and the judicature's management will substantially increase. As a result, justice could become more effective and efficient The methodology used was, on the one hand, descriptive and analytic, considering the increasing participation of women in the Spanish judiciary and analyzing the feminization of the judicature professionals; and, on the other, qualitative, collecting their views on this phenomenon and on the existing conditions of equality in the Spanish judicial system.

Keywords : feminization; glass ceiling; opportunities; discrimination.

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