Jane Maggita Wins 2014 Martin Luther King Justice Award

 The Winner of the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award, Jane Magigita, The US Embassy Charge’ d’Affairs, Virginia Blaser, commended Magigita for her vision, courage and commitment to combat injustice, saying:

“Magigita has strengthened the voice of her fellow Tanzanians so they too can demand justice in a peaceful and non-violent manner.” 
In the photo also is Tanzania Chief Justice Othman Chande (4th from left), 2008 MLK recipient Mr. Reginald Mengi (right), and Irish Ambassador to Tanzania H.E. Fionnuala Gilsenan (2nd from right), Mr. Kohntar Perry of the U.S. Embassy (left) and Country Director for UNHCR Ms. Joyce Mends-Cole (2nd left).
In the photo also is the 2003 MLK recipient Prof. Geofrey Mmari (right), 2013 MLK recipient Dr. Esther Mwaikambo (3rd from right), 2008 MLK recipient Mr. Reginald Mengi (4th from right), and the husband of Mrs. Magigita, Mr. Martin Milyango (5th from left). Others are friends and family members of Mrs. Magigita-Milyango. The event took place at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam on March 1st 2014 

United States Embassy Dar es Salaam, Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. Virginia M. Blaser (left), in a group photo after she bestowed the 2014 Dr.Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Drum Major for Justice award to Mrs. Jane Magigita-Milyango (center), in recognition of her tireless efforts advocating for women’s legal rights, particularly in addressing gender-based violence, land inheritance, and land usage for  rural women. Ms. Magigita is the founder and Executive Director of Equality for Growth (EfG), a not-for-profit organization registered in 2008. She is a founder and board member of various local organizations, such as African Evangelical Enterprise (AEE-Tz) and Children's Dignity Forum (CDF).