On the Watch: Rebecca Gyumi

The number and cases of child marriages in Tanzania is alarming and disturbing and that just about to change because one young girl...They say On average, 2 out of 5 girls will be married before their 18th birthday. By now you probably Know she received an award from United Nations Global Goals award for Social Change.. and I want you see why, a brilliant young woman took a stand for others
Rebeca Gyumi, founder of Msichana Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation aimed at helping the girl child and her rights. Rebeca is a lawyer who graduated with a Bachelors of Law at the University of Dar es Salaam in 2012.Earlier on this year, Rebeca with her lawyer Jebra Kambole fought hard and won the case that was brought forward against the right to marry off the girl child at a tender age of 14 by law, and 15 by the parents’ say. This law has since been revoked, child marriage is now unconstitutional and Rebeca and her team at Msichana Initiative vowed to continue the fight for gender equality and equity in Tanzania in all fronts; education, safety and all other rights. 

Child Marriages in Tanzania

Know more about how Rebecca through her NGO, Msichana initiative. here