Ending Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage in Tanzania
boisi center for religion and american public life
Maryknoll Lay Missioner
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time: 12:00-1:15 pm
Location: The Boisi Center, 24 Quincy Road
Liz Mach was born and raised in Minnesota. After receiving her nursing degree, she joined the newly formed Maryknoll Catholic lay mission program and was sent to Tanzania, where she has spent forty years working in maternal and child health care, and advocating for the rights of women and girls in eastern Africa. She presently works in the Catholic Diocese of Musoma's Planning and Development Directorate, where she coordinates its health, education and social services. The directorate has a strong program to end all forms of gender-based violence, including female genital mutilation, child marriages and sex trafficking. The diocese advocates through shelters, schooling, training seminars on legal rights of women and creation awareness.