In August 2017, Jordan banned a law that allowed rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims. This was hot on the heels of Tunisia that repealed this law at the end of July, while Morocco overhauled its law in 2014 and Egypt repealed its law in 1999.
Kuda Chitsike’s role is to provide strategy direction for RAU and ensures adherence to its contratual agreements. She writes extensively on transitional justice, democracy and governance with special emphasis on women's issues. She is a former lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe and has worked in the democracy and governance sector for more than 15 years. Kuda is a Kettering Foundation Multinational Residency Programe Fellow (2005) as well an Eisenhower Fellow, (2015) Women and Leadership Programme. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org