Tanzania: No more Child Brides; Rwanda:Imbabazi: From Orphanage to Pre-school ; Carita: Not Just a Mom; Malawi: Contraception: Religious Groups Say "No".
TANZANIA Tanzania: No more Child Brides No marriages at a very young age. This has been said by the Constituent Assembly of the women who met in Dodoma in order to take a clear stance on issues to be included in the new constitution. According to Valerie Msoka, Executive Secretary of the Tanzania Media Women Association (TAMWA), women should unite their efforts to end excessively early marriage, a fundamental violation of human rights that has a tremendous impact on all aspects of a girl’s life. Go to the news item
RWANDA Imbabazi: From Orphanage to Pre-school Created in the aftermath of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis, by the 82-year-old Rosemond Carr, the Imbabazi Foundation, one of the oldest orphanages in Rwanda, has now become a pre- school. The objective is to keep alive Roz’s legacy of supporting children and also working in line with the governmental reforms for their care. Go to the news item
Carita: Not Just a Mom As a child Carita Wibarara dreamed of becoming a great lawyer. Now, at age thirty, she has a PhD in International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice. But how did you manage to juggle family, work and the university? Go to the news item
MALAWI Contraception: Religious Groups Say "No" The Catholic Church and other religious groups have condemned the government‘s plan, which is intended to promote the use of contraceptives in order to reduce the increase of Malawi’s population. Go to the news item