Sylvia Tamale


Sylvia TamaleĀ is a leading African feminist who teaches Law at Makerere University in Uganda. Her research interests include: Gender, Law & Sexuality; Feminist Jurisprudence; and Women and Politics in Africa.

Sylvia Tamale is the founding member of the Law, Gender and Sexuality Research Centre at Makerere. She has won several awards for defending the human rights of marginalized groups.

It seems that democracy has lost its efficiency and legitimacy. This feeling contrasts sharply with the expectations of 1991 at the end of the Cold War. In the social sciences, democratization processes were a rapidly growing field of expertise. Twenty-five years later, the situation has been reversed.

For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.

Joost Van Meerbeeck

Co-Chair LIAS/LIAS Foundation