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Merry Christmas / Heri Ya Krismasi from IYR Team!

posted by I Yr   [ updated ]


Christmas is just weeks away.... time to buy a meaningful gift for someone you love?

posted Dec 10, 2017, 11:41 PM by I Yr

Well it's that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner. How would like to give gifts that make a difference to women and girls lives here in Tanzania. 
This year we have a selection of gift cards for you to "buy" for friends and family that will warm their hearts and change lives. 
See the selection below. $25, $50, $75, $100, $150 to help us stop child marriages, stop domestic violence, help women write wills, own property, protect their children. 
Simply click on our donate button above then print off and send or email the corresponding card to your loved one.

Tragic Story: 10 year old girl is forced to marry and dies giving birth

posted Oct 10, 2017, 1:51 AM by I Yr

At one of our recent trainings we were horrified to hear the story of a 10 year old girl who suffered terrible damage as a result of the forced union between herself and her much older, bigger husband. Her body was so damaged that she was unable to defecate or urinate. Her husband returned her to her parents house. They decided to assist her to get rid of waste by piercing a hole in her stomach. Because of the smell that resulted, she was forced to stay in the toilet room. Unfortunately, she found that she was pregnant. The woman telling the story was overcome with tears, and covered her head with her kanga (scarf) and wept. She was present when the young girl died and couldn't do anything to help her. 
 

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. 
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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
Inheritance
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.

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