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date: 02 June 2020

Tamale, Sylvia locked

(1962– ),
  • Aili Tripp


Ugandan lawyer, university professor, and human rights advocate, has been one of the most outspoken activists in Uganda on many controversial issues, especially women’s rights, gay rights, and human rights more generally. She was also the first woman dean in the Faculty of Law at Makerere University and is currently associate professor of law and a lawyer. She received her bachelor of law degree from Makerere University, her master of law degree from Harvard Law School, and her PhD in sociology and feminist studies from the University of Minnesota in 1996. She teaches gender and law, research methods, and a variety of other subjects. She is the author of numerous publications on feminist legal theory, gender and sexuality, and African feminism. Her pioneering work on women parliamentarians in Uganda was entitled When Hens Begin to Crow: Gender and Parliamentary Politics in Uganda Westview Press 1999 She has also ...

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