First Women Interactive Maps: East Africa

The Appointment of the First Woman to High Courts

Drag the cursor across the screen to learn which decade the first woman was appointed to a high court in a country. If there is missing information or if the high court has not had a woman justice (as of the end of 2020), the country is in white.

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First Women High Court Justices

  • Burundi: Dévote Sabuwanka (Constitutional Court)
  • Ethiopia: Atsedeweine Tekle Riggio
  • Kenya: Effie Owuor
  • Malawi: Anastasia Msosa
  • Rwanda: Immaculée Nyirinkwaya
  • Tanzania: Eusebia Munuo
  • Uganda: Laetitia Kikonyogo
  • Zimbabwe: Vernanda Ziyambi (Highest Appellate Court)