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Rebeca Gyumi Tanzanian young women rights activist wins the UN Human Rights Prize
Rebeca Gyumi Tanzanian young women rights activist wins the UN Human Rights Prize. Rebecca was very surprised to win this award. She has managed to accomplished a major milestone in her short 31 years that many do not receive until they are in the 50's and 60's plus. What did she do? Rebeca helped in increasing the age of young girls getting marry from 14 to 18 years old in her country.
This became a passion for her once she entered University "studying law that she learned about the Law of Marriage Act of 1971" and wanted a legal change against the ruling. She said she saw many of her friends drop out of school at age 13 because of pregnancy.
Rebeca efforts also allow her to be named the women of the year by "New Africa Magazine".