The Women, Equality and Constitutionalism working group aims to promote cutting edge research into the place of women in African constitutional law and to advance the importance of foregrounding women’s substantive equality in African constitutionalism. It aims to identify and pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of issues affecting women’s lives, and to build a network of women constitutional lawyers across the continent.

The research will therefore be used as a tool for advocacy and activism. Relevant research that may be undertaken includes:

  • Enhancing women’s political participation
  • Advancing women’s social and economic rights
  • Addressing violence against women
  • Supporting women’s reproductive health rights
  • Ensuring employment equality
  • Addressing the impact of culture and religion
  • Addressing the gendered impact of HIV/AID


 Feasibility study to assess the possibilities, opportunities and needs to standardise national legislation on violence against women, violence against children and sexual orientation violence

Working Group Members

Margaret Munalula
Tabeth Masengu