Guest Blogger – Michelle Chettiath served as the Girl Up intern in 2014.
Asha-Rose Migiro is the ultimate trailblazer. She was the first woman to be top of her class at the University of Dar es Salaam, the first woman in Tanzania to become Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the first woman and African to be appointed Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations. To top it off, Asha-Rose was recently named Tanzania’s Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs.
“This is a very special honor to all women out there. I promise to work hard to defend their rights in line with the law.”
Asha-Rose has always held women’s issues close to her heart. One of her many accomplishments is helping to create the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women. She believes that gender equality is an integral part of the UN’s development agenda. “We know that when you empower women, you are really empowering communities.”
In a country where it is rare to see women in high-power positions, Asha-Rose is an inspiration for women in Tanzania and around the world. She is the perfect example of a passionate, poised, purposeful, and truly fabulous female!