Twasiima P. Bigirwa is a feminist lawyer and writer from Uganda. She is the Women’s Economic Justice and Climate Action Lead Akina Mama wa Afrika. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of Womankind Worldwide and on the FRIDA| The Young feminist fund advisory committee, where she purposes to continue to draw attention and work to change the different inequalities that affect feminist/women’s rights organizing in the Global South.
She has several years’ experience working with international and national non-profit organizations, working on civil and political rights, women’s rights, and public interest litigation. She hopes to use her writing as an expression of anger and outrage at the injustices she observes, especially against the most marginalized. She continues to write on the human rights situation in Uganda, gendered inequalities, contemporary feminism among others, and purposes that her writing both informs and teaches.
Twasiima has an LL.B. from Makerere University and an LL.M. from Georgetown University – Law Center.
Twasiima’s recent publications and writing contributions
- Twice Shamed: The Use of Uganda’s Anti-Pornography Act to Turn Revenge Pornography Non-Consensual Image Distribution (NIID) Victims into Villains, Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law (April 2021).
- Care for Care Providers: Protecting Ugandan Domestic Workers in the Gulf and Beyond, The Beijing Dispatch Journal, Akina Mama Wa Afrika (July 2020).
- Skewed Dynamics; Exploring Ways in Which Media Fuels Inequality in Uganda, The Leaders’ Journal (July 2020).
- Situating Our Radical Ideas and Energies in the Contemporary African Context, Co-authored with Patricia McFadden. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Mozambique (Nov. 2018).
- The Social Inclusion of Women and Challenges for a Contemporary African Feminist Activism, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Feminist Dialogue Series (July 2018).
- Assessing Uganda’s Covid-19 response beyond the numbers (July 2020.
- Torture in Uganda: A Case of Old Habits Die Hard, Centre for Policy Analysis (Jan. 2018).
- If Black Lives Matter Why Has Renee Bach Faced No Consequences? (June 2020)