Unveiling Subalternity? Women and the Legal Professions in Africa


This report provides a summary of a 3-day webinar series held from July 29th-31st, 2020, organized by the Institute for African Women in Law (IAWL), in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH under the theme, “Unveiling Subalternity: Women and the Legal Professions Across Africa.” Discussions at the event were led by twelve legal professionals and the event was attended by over 300 guests.

The idea of subalternity is rooted in postcolonial studies which seek to understand and critically challenge the existence of covert, and sometimes overt forms of discrim