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Mama Minde (video)

Still image of Mama Minde, a media project by artist, writer, and Queen's professor Gary Kibbins.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 their personal and property rights. (Watch Video)