Ayesha Imam

BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights


Ayesha Imam is founding director of BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights in Nigeria. She won the 2002 John Humphrey Human Rights Award, together with BAOBAB, for work in protecting women's rights under the new Sharia criminal law acts in Nigeria. Imam is a core group member of the international network Women Living Under Muslim Laws, for which she coordinated research in eight countries in Africa and the Middle East on the ways in which different systems of laws and social practices combine to structure women's lives in Muslim countries and communities.

Featured Work

NOV 5, 2003 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 10 (Fall 2003): Violence Against Women: Articles: Working within Nigeria's Sharia Courts

In the face of Nigeria's expansion of religious laws, as Ayesha Imam explains in an interview with "Dialogue," it is important to work within the ...