Rehema Mayuya – Rehema Mayuya formed the Reform Culture Association to encourage Tanzanian women to enter local politics. She is one of several women in Tanzania who has recently found her voice in local politics.
Rehema Mayuya – Mayuya made waves in her community when she convinced her 56-year old husband, Thabit Yusuf Fundi, to return the 13-year-old child bride his family wanted him to marry.
Amina Salum Ally – Some women, like Amina Salum Ally, are hoping to reach the highest echelon of Tanzanian politics. Ally is the first woman to enter the 2015 presidential race.
"This country needs me. It needs a woman, because population wise, 51.3 percent of the population is women, and there are challenges that women understand well," she says.
Dr. Helen Kijo-Bisimba – Dr. Helen Kijo-Bisimba is the executive director of the Legal and Human Rights Centre in Dar es Salaam. She notes that there are similarities between management and motherhood that put women in good stead at the helm.
'I once saw in a poster in Zimbabwe that read, "the hand which steers the court can also steer the country,"' she recalls.