Capitol Briefing: Women’s Human Rights in Africa

April 7, 2016 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

US Capitol Visitors Center, Room HVC-201AB


The Leadership & Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center in cooperation with the Washington Foreign Law Society

Invites you to a Briefing on

Women’s Human Rights in Africa

Featuring presentations by the 2015-2016 Fellows:

Maereg Alemayehu-Ethiopia

Leveling the Playing Field: Advancing Free Legal Aid for the Family Law Claims of Ethiopian Women

Pamella Lamunu-Uganda

The Gender Hurdle: How Bias and Stereotypes in the Local Council Court Prevents the Effective Implementation of Uganda’s Domestic Violence Act

Olufunmilayo Adeniyi-Nigeria

The Calamity of Climate Change: Ensuring Nigeria Fulfills Its Obligation to Protect Displaced Women’s Right to Health

Dunia Tegegn-Ethiopia

Victimized Twice: Promoting Justice and Accountability for Survivors of Wartime Rape in South Sudan

Elizabeth Makumbi-South Africa

From Apartheid to Affirmative Action: Improving Laws and Policies to Economically Empower Black Women in South Africa

Anthonia Okolie-Nigeria

          Using Mediation to Prevent the Ritualized Public Shaming of Women Accused of Adultery In Nigeria

Moderated by Professor Jill C. Morrison

April 7, 2:00pm-4:00pm

US Capitol Visitors Center, Room HVC-201AB

 The LAWA Program trains lawyers from Africa who are committed to advancing women’s human rights in their countries. The Fellows earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Georgetown Law focusing on international women’s human rights and participate in professional development activities. The program has trained almost 100 attorneys from throughout the Continent. LAWA alumnae now serve as justices, judges, parliamentarians, law professors, founders and directors of non-profit organizations, public interest lawyers, and other influential positions, where they continue to advance women’s human rights throughout Africa. For additional information on the WLPPFP and LAWA Fellowship Programs, please visit our website at:

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