Dianne Hubbard is the Coordinator of the Gender Research & Advocacy Project at the Legal Assistance Centre in Windhoek, Namibia. She holds degrees in English literature from the University of North Carolina (USA) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa), and a law degree from Harvard Law School (USA). She taught a course in Gender & the Law at the University of Namibia for two years and served one term as the Deputy Chairperson of Namibia’s Law Reform and Development Commission. Her areas of focus include gender-based violence, children’s rights and family law. She has written and edited numerous publications for the Legal Assistance Centre, most of which are available online at www.lac.org.na.