House of Cards in Villa Somalia

ANALYSIS René Brosius 17 September 2021 In April 2021, after Somalia was on the brink of civil war, it seemed for a long time that the solution would be found in a tough (s)election process. The May 27, 2021 agreement and Prime Minister Roble’s timetable presented at the end of June stipulated that this process…

Tunisia’s Women Farmworkers: A Departure from a Victimization Discourse

ANALYSIS Dhouha Djerbi 17 September 2021 One cannot drive through rural Sidi Bouzid – the birthplace of the 2010 Tunisian revolution – without noticing the many women sitting or standing in the open cargo area of dilapidated light-duty trucks. If they survive these hazardous “cattle-like” journeys, they reach farmlands owned by large landowners or corporate…

Living Law and African Women’s Rights in a Digital Era

ANALYSIS Linda Besigiroha 10 September 2021 For many women in Africa,[1] ‘everyday’ living represents not ‘ordinary’, but a literal daily struggle to exist on one’s own terms. My home country Uganda, for instance, is lauded for making significant strides in educating girls and broadening women’s access to the public sphere, but ‘the personal’ is yet…

Abortion: A Fundamental Human Right? Reproductive and Sexual Health Rights in Uganda

ANALYSIS Freda Louwes 3 September 2021 Sexual and reproductive health rights are fundamental human rights, according to the Constitution of the World Health Organization and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is the state’s obligation to provide the highest attainable standard of health; an obligation enshrined in several international agreements. One country of particular…