Mrs Magdalena Rwebangira (Advocate) brings on board over 30 years of experience as a legal Practitioner and Consultant. She attended the University of Dar es salaam where she graduated with Honours in Bachelor of Laws ( LLB). Her Master of Philosophy Degree in Law (Mphil) comes from the University of Zimbabwe.
MrsRwebangira possesses various Post Graduate courses in various legal aspects; a Certificate in Legislative and Treaty Drafting, International Law and Organizations and Legal Aspects of International Trade from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, United Kingdom.
Others are aDiploma in Women’s Law from the University of Oslo, Norway, Women’s Human Rights in the Era of the Market and Globalization from the University of Toronto, Canada and a Certificate in Law and Development, from University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom. Prior to joining Vertex Law Chambers she worked as instructor at Linn Benton Community College, Oregon, USAand founded Rights Action Advocates firm in 1992 where she was its Managing Partner until 2018.She is a member of the Tanganyika Law Society, East Africa Law Society and the Tanzania Institute of Arbitration.
MrsRwebangira has been active and leader in the civil society as well as an activist in Tanzania, East Africa and internationally through various national and regional NGOs including TAWLA, WLAC and WLEA as well as the International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) based at Humphrey Hubert Institute Minnesota, USA. She has also done research and published on various areas of interest regarding the interface between gender, law and human rights and other public causes.
In her consulting portfolio she has worked with UN Agencies, Tanzania MDA, International agencies working in Tanzania as well national and international civil society organizations in her areas of interest. She is also a researcher and has published considerably on these areas.
MrsRwebangira is one of the founder members of Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA), through this she has been helping a number of people in need through legal aid in most cases in the areas of family law, wills, and probate
MrsRwenabgira has been active in a number of research and publications which touch on various areas but most of them on Human Rights and Women Rights, just to mention a few:
- “Review of Policies and Laws Affecting Gender Based Violence in Tanzania”. TAWLA/GEWE.
- “Gender Situational Analysis in the Legal Sector” Implementing Institutions (with WanyendaKuta and Koku Baregu). Ministry of Constitutional and Justice Affairs, Dar-es-Salaam.
- “Review of Gender Based Violence Related Laws in Tanzania in Relation to CEDAW”, UNFPA/MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GENDER AND CHILDREN.
- “Women and Village Land Titling in Tanzania. A study on Pilot Districts of Handeni and Mbozi in the formalization process of the Village Land Act, 1999” Norwegian People’s Aid, Dar es Salaam.
- “Human Rights Based Approach to Programming” in Consultants’ Orientation Manual,UNFPA Country Support Team, UNFPA Regional Office , Addis Ababa
- MrsRwebangira is an active member of the Tanganyika Law Society
- She is also a member of the East Africa Law Society