Unity Dow, First Female Judge of Botswana’s High Court, Also an Author

Unity Dow, Botswana's first female High Court judge, "considers that in writing novels she is 'reclaiming the voice' to speak out on human rights and women's issues."  Dow has published three novels to date: Far and Beyon', The Screaming of the Innocent, and Juggling Truths.  Dow's books have a strong focus on women's struggles for equality and justice in Botswana.

Prior to being appointed to the High Court, Dow was a human rights activist and lawyer.  In those roles, she helped to advance important laws concerning child support, rape and married women's property rights.  Dow has also established a women's centre in her home village and co-founded the Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Project.  She is a member of International Women's Rights Watch. 

For more information on Unity Dow and her novels, click here.

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