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About Unity Dow

Unity Dow, recently appointed the first female High Court Judge in Botswana, has a long record as a human rights attorney. She founded the Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Project and is a member of International Women's Rights Watch, an advocacy organization. Judge Dow was the plaintiff in a ground-breaking legal case that overturned Botswana's nationality law and led to passage of legislation allowing women to pass on their nationality to their children. She has also written about the link between the Convention on the Rights of the Child and children's legal status in Botswana.

 
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