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Jill Morrison is the Executive Director of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP), and Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Program, and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She also teaches the LAWA seminar, where each of the LLM candidates develops a thesis focusing on a particular human rights issue.
Are you concerned about contemporary issues in women’s human rights in Africa: Female Genital Mutilation in Ethiopia, Legal Boundaries and Cultural Norms, Maternal and Reproductive Health Rights of Evicted Batwa Women in Uganda, the Plight of Ethiopian Domestic Workers in the Middle East?
Professor Morrison and the LAWA Program Fellows discuss these issues and significant work of the LAWA Program and the opportunities presented by constitutional reform.
The LAWA Fellows earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree focusing on international women’s human rights from the Georgetown University Law Center and participate in additional professional development programming. The LAWA Program has trained over 70 LAWA Fellows from Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. LAWA alumnae now serve as 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.
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