Ms Juanita Easthorpe is a Lecturer in the fields of Gender and the Law, Family Law and Contract. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and a Masters of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and is in the process of reading for her PhD in Private Law. Juanita is an advocate of the High Court, South Africa. Her main research interests are in the areas of gender equality, family Law (focusing on Divorce, Maintenance and Parent and Child) and international humanitarian law (focusing on woman and children in war). She is especially interested in the area of religion and the law and the history around sexual orientation and the way in which it currently affects the church.