Women walk to Inherit Your Rights trainings for miles.... some without shoes

posted Jul 20, 2017, 3:35 AM by I Yr   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 7:50 AM ]

A number of Masai women walk to the trainings that we hold in Moshono. They live some distance away and sometimes arrive after the training has started. No one can really be upset at their tardiness, considering how far they've walked and some of them without shoes. 

July 17th: After training in 8 different subjects the participants at Ungulelo have a week of revision

posted Jul 20, 2017, 3:32 AM by I Yr   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 7:50 AM ]

This group of participants take time out to review the first 8 subjects in the IYR curriculum. 
This group ask lots of complex questions and give complicated scenarios from their own experience to ask Baraka and Winnie lots of questions. 
Despite the cold season here in Arusha, they show up in the sweaters and hats, sometimes carrying their babies to be part of the training every week.

Masai woman's advice in our recent training: "always do research before you buy"

posted Jul 20, 2017, 3:31 AM by I Yr   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 7:29 AM ]

The importance of doing research and asking the right authorities about your land first, before buying, generated some very interesting discussions about "con men" and the amount of people who will take advantage of you, especially if you are a widow. This mama, gave examples about a scam on the local buses where iPhones are being sold for 25,000/- tz and when the woman gets home to charge her phone, she opens the box to find a bar of soap! "DON'T TRUST CON MEN!" she admonished us.

June 2nd: Human Rights Training starts with students from Jobortunity

posted Jun 15, 2017, 10:53 AM by I Yr   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 7:28 AM ]

Jobortunity is a training institute located in Arusha, Tanzania. It offers Tanzanian youth an opportunity to get and keep a job. The students acquire the necessary skills to work in the hospitality industry in a training focused on work attitude. Today, Inherit Your Rights began training these students in the first of 16 subjects around legal and human rights. There were 79 engaged and interested students listening earnestly to Baraka Joel teach about general Human Rights.  

New Training starts in Moshono with 35 widows, orphans and women

posted Jun 15, 2017, 10:49 AM by I Yr   [ updated Jul 20, 2017, 7:51 AM ]

Land right issues were the subject of debate amongst widows, orphans and youth at the International Evangelism Church in Moshono. Group work and discussions made for lively interaction with the subject.... Check out our Facebook page for pictures.

Legal Aid Clinic Oct 3rd and 4th

posted Sep 20, 2016, 3:04 PM by I Yr

Inherit Your Rights is holding another Legal Aid Clinic on October 3rd and 4th. 
All interested persons should contact Baraka or Fariji on +255 685 260
The subjects being discussed are: 
Domestic Violence - What the law says and how to stay safe.
Child Rights - What the law says and alternative forms of discipline
Child Custody
Wills and Property Laws.
Karibuni wote!

Check out our May 2016 newsletter to see our latest news!

posted Jun 9, 2016, 2:18 PM by I Yr   [ updated Jun 9, 2016, 2:23 PM ]

Dear Friends of Inherit Your Rights,

Please find attached our annual newsletter for 2016, which includes some photos from our year. 
We share this with you as partners, friends, and supporters of our organisation - thank you for your continued support.

Join us in celebrating five years since the inception of Inherit Your Rights!! 
We are grateful for the changes we've seen, the people we've met along the way and the inspiring women we work with.

Graduation Ceremony for Sidai and Sew

posted Jul 6, 2015, 7:31 AM by I Yr

The women, and a few men, from Sidai and Sew have completed the 16-lesson long Women's Rights curriculum. In honor of their hard work and dedication we threw them a proper graduation. Congratulations to all these wonderful students! They are Tanzania's advocates for the future.

IYR has joined #GivingTuesday!

posted Nov 18, 2014, 7:30 PM by I Yr   [ updated Dec 9, 2014, 5:26 AM ]

IYR has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, that takes place December 2, the day after Cyber Monday!  We are excited to be a part of this UN and 92nd Street Y initiative that includes over a hundred other nonprofit partners. 

Help Good Go Viral. Share the news with your friends and family.

IYR Launched the Fund the Future Fundraising Campaign Today!

posted Nov 10, 2014, 5:01 PM by I Yr

Help Fund Tanzania's future human rights advocates and support IYR's work. Support the Fund the Future fundraising campaign. 

 IYR launched the Fund the Future campaign today to support our legal fellows and education work. The campaign will continue through 31 December 2014. We're already more than halfway to our goal of $30,000! So far, donors have pledged $20,000. The campaign is off to a great start! Donations to the Fund the Future Campaign will enable IYR to pay for tuition, books, school supplies and living expenses for the fellows as well as training materials for its human rights trainings. Check the News and Get Involved pages regularly for updates on the campaign!

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