Our passionate team of advocates for social justice put our
mission into action.
Legal Aid Attorney
Victoria is from Arusha, Tanzania and joined Inherit Your Rights in 2019. Victoria completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Law at the Law School of Tanzania, and is passionate about children's rights. Since joining IYR, Victoria has taken a pivotal role in advising our legal aid clients, and has a growing fan-base of extremely grateful women and children who have been helped by her expertise, legal skills and compassion.
Director of Operations
Winnefrida is from Arusha, Tanzania, and joined our team in 2013, starting out as our Volunteer Coordinator. In 2014, Winnie was chosen to join our Legal Fellowship Program, whereby IYR sponsored her through the Law School of Tanzania, and she then returned to work with us a paralegal, and subsequently as a fully-qualified attorney. Winnie was instrumental in developing our legal rights curriculum, runs many of our legal trainings, works closely with our legal aid clients, and often features on TV and radio representing IYR and speaking on women's and children's rights. In September 2020, we were delighted to appoint Winnie as our Director of Operations.
Community Training Attorney
Baraka is from Arusha, Tanzania and joined Inherit Your Rights in 2016. He holds a Bachelor Degree of Law from Tumaini University, Makumira and has also completed his post graduate diploma at the Law School of Tanzania. Baraka is involved in brining our curriculum to women's groups and schools around Arusha, and regularly represents Inherit Your Rights on local & national radio and television. His passion is to assist people of all walks of life to understand their rights and advocate for justice.
Gasiano is from Arusha, Tanzania, and joined Inherit Your Rights in 2022. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in counseling from Tumaini University Makumira and also a Diploma in Education from Mount Meru University. Gasiano is involved in the development of our children’s rights curriculum and provides counseling services to victims of domestic abuse. His passion is to help marginalized women and children in the community by giving them the courage to take action and hope for a better future.
Gift Lazaro Laizer
Gift is from Arusha, Tanzania, and holds a Bachelor Degree of Law from the University of Dodoma. Gift joined our team in August 2022 as our latest Legal Fellow, and has swiftly become a valued member of our team. Gift’s vision is for women and children to enjoy their human rights as protected under international and domestic laws, and he has a passion for creating an understanding of women’s rights within the wider community.
Founding Director / Chair of the Board
Katie is a British lawyer with a background in immigration law and human rights, who pursued a career in law out of a desire to help the oppressed and victims of injustice. After an inspiring year working in Mumbai, India with International Justice Mission, she moved to Tanzania, where she co-founded Inherit Your Rights.
Jana Hardy is from Washington State, with a background is in public policy and human rights law. Jana met Katie while both were working with the 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 in Tanzania, they founded Inherit Your Rights in January 2011.