The Women in Law Conference | Vienna | September 14 - 16, 2023

Satang Nabaneh


Satang Nabaneh is a renowned scholar, activist, and researcher whose work has a significant impact on the global conversation around human rights. Her research focuses on the impact of international, regional, and national laws and policies on marginalized groups, with a specific emphasis on women. By challenging existing systems of oppression related to race, ethnicity, gender, and disability, she seeks to create meaningful change in policy and practice to improve the lives of those affected.

As a Gambian woman, I’ve experienced the gender challenges, stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination faced by many African women. Despite traditional attitudes, I’ve always challenged ideas like “a woman’s place is the home.” As an African feminist scholar-activist in law, I work to improve the situation for women in law and challenge gender inequality. That’s why, the Women in Law Initiative is a much-needed platform for connecting female legal professionals.