Gender and History

Nudity Protest, and the Law in Uganda - Inaugural Professorial Lecture

The past few years in Uganda have witnessed several incidents of women stripping naked as a way of protesting what they perceive as gross injustice.  This lecture attempts to analyze this age-old strategy from the perspectives of law, gender and power.  In so doing, the institution of the law is understood broadly to include written legislation, unwritten customary law and the religious principles which underlie our legal jurisprudence.