Our team

Our small but passionate team put our mission into action.


Our team consists of permanent staff, volunteers, our founders and a Board of Directors. Meet our team below. 

Our staff


Victoria Mleoh

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. 


Winnefrida Manyanga

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. 


Baraka Joel

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. 

Our Founders


Katie Windridge

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, a small but determined NGO working to represent, empower & educate women and children on their legal & human rights. 

Jana Hardy

Founding Director

Jana Hardy is from Spokane, Washington, and graduated from Stanford Law School in 2011. Her 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 here in Tanzania and in the greater developing world, they founded Inherit Your Rights in January 2011. 

Volunteer with us

We are also grateful for the support of our volunteers in making our work possible. Meet some of our volunteers and get inspired to lend a hand with us.