Tanzania’s traditional customary laws mean more than 90 percent of women own no property, according to Vital Voices. She got a ,000 donation from women of a Christian evangelical church in the U. and eventually attracted the support of local bankers.Her experiment helped persuade the country’s parliament to adopt its first law on leasing.“I never imagined that I would become an attorney general,” she said at USIP.
“We search the world for incredible women who have a vision for change in their community, in their country and around the world, and we invest in them,” she said.The center coordinates the Institute’s work in building capacity among women leaders in conflict settings, preventing sexual violence and rape as a weapon of war, and developing teaching and training materials to engage practitioners and policymakers on related issues.Punctuating the danger these women leaders often face, the Syrian awardee, human rights activist Razan Zaitouneh, was abducted in Syria in December, along with her husband and two other civic activists. Syria’s war exploded across the border into already fragile Iraq last week, as the militant group Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) swept across northwestern Iraq, captured the country’s second-largest city, Mosul, and proceeded to march south toward Baghdad.Allami is one of five recipients of the Global Leadership Awards from Vital Voices Global Partnership, a U. nonprofit organization that identifies, trains and helps strengthen emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts recognized the women for their work to strengthen democracy, increase economic opportunity and protect human rights.The other recipients hailed from Syria, Guatemala, Tanzania and India.