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KIU Alumni Voices: Kyazike Writes Book About Children and Women Rights Abuses


Kampala International University Law graduate Alice Ruth Kyazike has written a book titled The Mystery of Human Rights in Africa, about the various human rights abuses suffered by women and children, and how they continue to be fomented despite efforts by many human rights defenders to fight them.

The 25-year-old award-winner in the campaign to end violence against women and children says she was inspired to write the book by the goings-on in African contemporary society.

“I was inspired to write the book by the oppressive and abusive life that women and children in most parts of Africa, especially in rural areas go through on a day-to-day basis,” Kyazike says.

She points out particular laws that tread on the rights of women like the Divorce Act and Children’s Act, which she says need to be changed because they do not accommodate the interests of these groups yet they are the major victims of human rights abuses.

“I suggest that laws like the Divorce Act be amended because it favours the other counterparts (men) more,” she points out.

“Also, the Children’s Act needs to be amended to cover the lacunae in the law,” she adds.

Kyazike graduated from KIU with a Bachelors of Law on April 24th, 2021 and she says her major aim is to create a platform of awareness for children and women’s rights so that they can receive the special attention they deserve.

She also intends to offer free legal services to women and children in need of them.

“Being a lawyer, I have a plan of offering pro bono services to poor women and children who have been subjected to domestic violence and abuse,” she reveals.

Kyazike acknowledges the role KIU has played in the moulding of her perceptions and outlook towards life, as well as building her research capabilities.

“At KIU, I have learnt to be passionate with others and to help even when you expect nothing,” Kyazike says.

Kyazike was born at Nakavule Hospital in Iganga District in August 1996 to James Batambuze and Scovia Nowoya. She went to Bukoyo Senior Secondary School in Iganga for O’level and Namilyango Secondary School in Mukono District for A’Level before joining KIU to study Law, graduating at the university’s virtual graduation ceremony in April 2021.

Her book, The Mystery of Human Rights in Africa was published by Humanity Books and to get a copy, contact her on her social media platforms or reach her sales agent on 0702 520989. Your copy will be delivered directly to your doorstep.

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