I am Rebeca Gyumi, a Global Fund for Women-supported activist in Tanzania. In 2016, my organization challenged the Marriage Act which allowed girls as young as 14 in Tanzania to be married with their parents’ consent. When girls are forced to marry, they are often denied their right to education. But when we come together we have a bigger chance to win this fight. I champion initiatives that empower girls through education. We are building the next generation of young girls who are unapologetic about their rights, able to speak out to preserve their rights. I call on everyone to lend their voice, their time, their energy and resources in ensuring we are able to tackle the issue of child marriage.
Learn more about Rebeca’s organization Msichana Initiative at https://msichana.or.tz/