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Inherit Your Rights Team

Jana Hardy
Founding Director  

Jana Hardy is from Spokane, Washington, and graduated from Stanford Law School in 2011. Her background is in public policy and human rights law. Jana met Katie while both were working for International Justice Mission in Mumbai, India, but their paths crossed again in Tanzania in 2010, where they swiftly came together as partners. Driven to tackle the plight of widows here in Tanzania and in the greater developing world, they founded Inherit Your Rights in January 2011.

Katie Windridge 
Founding Director 

Katie is a lawyer from England with a background in immigration law and human rights.  After spending a year working in Mumbai, India for International Justice Mission, she moved to Tanzania in June 2009. Katie pursued a career in law out of a desire to help the oppressed and victims of injustice, and hopes that Inherit Your Rights will be an effective vehicle for bringing justice to the widows of Tanzania and beyond. She currently lives in The Netherlands, but continues to be actively involved in Inherit Your Rights. 

Judi Owens
Director of Operations

Australian-born Judi joined Inherit Your Rights in Feb, 2016, after heading up operations at another human rights NGO in Arusha for 4.5 years. She has 3 adult children and moved to Arusha 9 years ago from Canada with her husband David. She has worked for law firms, a 
pharmaceutical research company, and a short stint with the Australian Consulate! She enjoys organizing programs, people and 
companies/NGO's so that quality results can be achieved on time and progress tracked. Judi's commitment to integrity and honesty, in keeping with the organization's culture, steer the team to follow HR and Finance Policies set in place to make sure the organization operates smoothly, 
consistently, efficiently and honestly.  

                                                                                                        Baraka Joel
Community Training Lawyer

Baraka is from Arusha, Tanzania and joined IYR in June 2016. He holds a Batchelor Degree of Law from Tumaini University, Makumira and has also completed his post graduate diploma at the Law School of Tanzania. Baraka will be involved in both training women in our women's groups around Arusha and recording our radio shows. His passion to see people in all walks of life made aware of their human rights and experiencing justice. 

Winniefrida Manyanga

Legal Fellow

Winniefrida is from Arusha, Tanzania, and joined IYR in February 2012. She holds a Bachelor Degree of Law from Tumaini University, Makumira, and has extensive experience volunteering with different human rights organizations and law firms. Winnie started working for IYR as our Volunteer Coordinator, and quickly became a key member of the legal team, carrying out extensive legal research and assisting with trainings, preparing her to become IYR's second legal fellow in 2014. In February 2016, she started her legal qualification course in Dar es Salaam.

                                                                                   Fariji Charles

                                                                            Communications and Logistics Office


Winniefrida Fariji is from Mbeya, Tanzania and joined IYR in 2016 as a volunteer initially. Fariji's people skills and connections within the government both locally and nationally make her a valuable asset to the team. She is skilled at coordinating logistics for all of our trainings and Legal Aid clinics. 

                                                                                            Ngeeyan Oloibormunyei


                                                                                            Legal Fellow & Advocate

Ngeeyan is Maasai and comes from Kapenjiro village, in Ngorongoro conservation area in northern Tanzania. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Tumaini University, Makumira, and a strong commitment to human rights, cemented through volunteer experience at NGOs in Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Nairobi. Ngeeyan was excited to join IYR in January 2012, initially as a volunteer and then as IYR's first Legal Fellow. After graduating in 2015, Ngeeyan committed to dedicating his time and effort helping his community as an activist establishing and defending the rights of the Maasai. 


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