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Himiza Social Justice

Presence in: Tanzania
Focus: Criminal Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Land & Natural Resources

To advocate and promote equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities through legal and policy advocacy, capacity building and community empowerment and youth engagement.

People Associated With This Organization

Bernard Otieno

Tanzania  
Himiza Social Justice
Joined May 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Governance, Land & Natural Resources
Bernard Otieno is an Advocate of the High Court and Court of Appeal of Tanzania. In Tanzania, Bernard is a champion of disability rights advocacy. He started working in the disability rights advocacy program immediately after his college education in 2008 with New Light Children Center Organization (NELICO) in Tanzania. His inspiration to work in the area of disability rights came during the outbreak of killing and chopping of body parts of persons with albinism for ritual sacrifice and or superstitious reasons. Bernard’s remarkable achievement with NELICO was to develop a three year project proposal (2009-2012) which was funded by the Better Way Foundation, a US based non-profit organization on ‘Prevention of Killing of People with Albinism’. After leaving NELICO in 2012, Bernard worked with Neema House Tanzania before co-founding Himiza Social Justice in 2014 which focuses, among others, on community empowerment, legal aid, and legal advocacy on the rights of persons with disabilities. He also practices law with Rafiki Attorneys & Company Advocates as its Founder & Managing Partner. Bernard holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from the American University Washington College of Law, in Washington D.C, USA specializing on law and disability, international investment law and international commercial arbitration. He further holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from the Open University of Tanzania, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PGDL) from the Law School of Tanzania and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Iringa (formerly Tumaini University Iringa University College). Bernard
Bernard holds a number of scholarships including 2019 Open Society Foundations Master Disability Rights Scholarship at the American University Washington College of Law, American University Disability Rights Scholar, 2018 Obama Foundation Leader: Africa Program, and a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leadership Initiatives (YALI) and 2019 Scholarship on Advanced Courses on International Trade Policy and Trade Law at The Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (TRAPCA). He was also the 2019 UCLA Law -Sonke Health & Human Rights (LL.M) Fellowship finalist tenable at the University of California Loss Angeles.
In 2019 Bernard received East Africa Social Innovation Leadership Award by the WORLD CSR DAY and the STARS OF THE INDUSTRY GROUP. Bernard is passionate about mentoring young leaders (in government, business and civil society organizations), pro bono lawyering, disability rights, international trade and investment and strategic human rights litigation. He seeks resource mobilization and viable business partnerships.

Kelvin Meza

Tanzania  
Himiza Social Justice (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Gender-based violence
MY NAME IS KELVIN SAMWEL MEZA AM TANZANIAN YOUNG MEN AGE 29 I HOLD A BACHELOR DEGREE OF SOCIAL WORK FROM OPEN UNIVERSITY OF TANZANIA . THROUGH MY CAREER AM THE ONE RESPONSIBLE TO PROMOTE SOCIAL CHANGE, PROBLEM SOLVING IN HUMAN RELATIONSHIP, EMPOWERMENT, AND ON LIBERATION OF PEOPLE OF PEOPLE TO ENHANCE THEIR WELL BEING. AFTER COMPLETING MY UNIVERSITY STUDIES I ACTUAL DOING VOLUNTARY WORKS UP TO DATE. I JOINED HIMIZA SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANISATION I ACTED AS YOUTH MANAGER I ACTUAL DEALING WITH PREPARING YEARLY STRATEGIC PLAN ON YOUTH ENGAGEMENT FOR AN ORGANISATION, PREPARING ORGANISATION POLICIES ON YOUTH SESSION, TO PREPARE VARIOUS YOUTH PROPOSAL, ALSO ON PREPARING YOUTH IMPLEMENTATION PLAN ON VARIOUS ACTIVITIES . AS THROUGH TO THIS SHORT EXPLANATION ITS ENOUGH TO SAY THAT I FIT TO THE MEMBERSHIP POSITION SO PLEASE ACCEPT MY REQUEST

Silas Sheltiely Nyagala

Tanzania  
Himiza Social Justice (Unverified)
Joined October 2017
Interests: Citizenship, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Generalist Legal Services, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights
Silas S.Nyagala is a lawyer in Tanzania, He is a young leader, human rights defender, facilitator and feminist with over three' working experience in legal aid provision, advocacy, monitoring and training and facilitation, and leadership and management of NGOs. Currently, Silas is a Legal and Policy Advocacy of Himiza Social Justice, where he focuses on legal and policy advocacy, capacity building, and community empowerment in Tanzania. He is also a Managing of gender desk of Himiza Social Justice, where gender issues are given solutions. Silas holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the Ruaha Catholic University. Silas seeks resource mobilization, legal and policy advocacy partnerships for the benefit of the community.
Bernard Otieno is the network champion (main point of contact) for Himiza Social Justice.

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