Lisa W. Karanja

Human Rights Watch


Lisa W. Karanja recently completed a year as the Orville Schell Fellow in the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch.

Prior to that, she practiced criminal litigation as a Barrister-at-Law in London and commercial litigation as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. She has been extensively involved with numerous women’s rights groups in the East African region in the areas of violence against women, women’s property rights, and girls’ education.

Featured Work

NOV 5, 2003 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 10 (Fall 2003): Violence Against Women: Articles: Domestic Violence and HIV Infection in Uganda

According to Lisa W. Karanja, women’s activists have documented the linkage between domestic violence and women’s vulnerability to HIV/AIDS—and they hold ...