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.

The intention is to gather scientific insights about major societal challenges in LIAS on the basis of international and interdisciplinary consultation.

Luc Sels

Rector KU Leuven and Co-Chair LIAS Foundation