fbpx
The Women in Law Conference | online | September 9 – 11, 2021

Jarpa Dawuni

Associate Professor, Political Science | Howard University; Founding Director | Center for Women, Gender, and Global Leadership

Jarpa Dawuni

Associate Professor, Political Science | Howard University; Founding Director | Center for Women, Gender, and Global Leadership
linkedin-icon linkedin-icon facebook-icon twitter-icon

Biography

A lawyer by training, a professor by vocation, and a women’s rights advocate by calling. I combine my skills and training in law, political science, international development and women’s rights in my activism on women in law across Africa.
If we operate under the understanding that women hold half of the sky, it makes sense to give women the equitable opportunities to lead. By failing to provide equitable opportunities for women, we are short changing all of humanity. Women in law have taken the personal choice to enter the profession, and besides the business sense it makes to allow women to advance within the law, it is a moral and legal obligation on law firms and other institutions where women work. When women thrive, law firms thrive. When women in law thrive, society thrives. It is simply the right thing to do.

All sessions by Jarpa Dawuni