East Africa Fellow
2016Evodius Gervas is feminist, gender activist, co-founder and Senior Program Manager of the Hakizetu Tanzania, a nonprofit organization based in Mwanza, Tanzania dedicated to promoting the safety, health and social protection of young women and girls as a preventative strategy against early pregnancies and child/forced marriages. He is also a founder of the Economic Empowerment Program on poverty reduction strategies for survivors of teenage motherhood and child marriage. Evodius was born and raised in Lake Zone basin of Tanzania, areas with a big rate of Gender Based Violence and disgrace of human women’ rights. His historical background gives him enthusiasm of empowering the voice of voiceless women/girls to be heard and supported nationally and internationally.
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