Mama Minde provides a glimpse into the foundational work of Elizabeth Minde, the founder and co-director of KWIECO (Kilimanjaro Women Information Exchange and Consultancy Organization) located in Moshi, Tanzania. Elizabeth Minde founds her legal and activist work on a crucial distinction between Tanzanian statutory law and local customary law. Finding statutory law better able to protect women’s rights, she has worked tirelessly for decades to move women from a customary to a statutory legal framework, in order to secure property and personal rights for women who are often isolated and vulnerable that would otherwise be denied.
INTERVIEWS: Elizabeth Minde, Miriam Cleopa, Clementina Willum, Mary Temba, Hilary Tesha
SWAHILI-ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS: Zachariah (“Dialo”) Kazi Mkombozi
EDITING ASSISTANCE: Emily Pelstring
SOUND EDIT: Matt Rogalsky
MUSIC: Matt Rogalsky
THANKS: Elizabeth Minde, Karen Yeates, Pamoja Tunaweza Women’s Centre, Epifania Minja,
Caroline Mtui, Aisa Nickson