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September 22, 2016 Themes: Religion Programs: Gender Justice

Ministry of education and culture: Education and training policy

A good system of education in any country must be effective on two fronts: on the quantitative level; to ensure access to education and equity in the distribution and allocation of resources to various segments of the society, and on qualitative level, to ensure that the country produces the skills needed for rapid social and […]

September 12, 2016 Themes: Education Programs: Education and training | Training Tools

Tanzania Gender Networking Programme:Working towards achieving Gender equality and equity

The organization strives to enhance transformation processes through approaches that include: advocating for mainstreaming of gender issues at all levels, ranging from local, national and international policy making and governing legislative frameworks in development spheres.

September 9, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Governance | Pamphlet

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) NGO Working Group Press Statement on the National Human Rights Institution

       The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) NGO Working Group, comprising Botswana Council of NGOs (BOCONGO), DITSHWANELO – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights, Kuru Family of Organisations, Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LeGaBiBo) and MISA – Botswana Chapter and Rainbow Identity Association (RIA), are concerned that the government of Botswana and the United Nations […]

Tanzania: Calls for equal participation of women and men in Tanzania upcoming polls

Tanzania: Calls for equal participation of women and men in Tanzania upcoming polls

Women groups in Tanzania have issued a strong manifesto calling for equal participation of women in the upcoming elections. The country will in just two weeks go to the polls to elect a new government.

Lucina Lazaro Comino – Tanzania

Being a leader is a very challenging situation, is a situation which a person need to be patient when dealing with people. At this moment the post I held is loan officer at Ubhumwe saccos which is in Temeke district. My routine work is to deal with loan application forms by verifying applicants serving accounts, to set rates of returns each month according to the loan taken and time period the loan will last without violating rules and regulations of the SACCOS.

It is strictly prohibited for a member to ignore time frame allocated for a certain loan to expire; all loans should be recovered within time earmarked. As a loan officer it is my duty to request monthly bank statement report from SACCOS accountant so as to check individual returns to compare with his /her instalment rates sated monthly.

If it happens that there is no return of anybody, I have a mandate to remind all debtors to adhere to the laid down rules and regulations of the organisation.

Experience shows that most of the time these debtors fail to understand that, it is their obligation to fulfil the rules and regulations, as per their signed contracts. This is a big challenge to me, as it hinders my capability in fulfilling my duties accordingly.

Despite of the challenges I am facing, I am not losing hope. This is because Ubhumwe consists of women and men members. Being a woman leader to such a challenging organisation I have to prove that I can. To me this is a qualification of a DRIVER OF CHANGE.

September 28, 2015

Lucina Lazaro Comino

Being a leader is a very challenging situation, is a situation which a person need to be patient when dealing with people. At this moment the post I held is loan officer at Ubhumwe saccos which is in Temeke district. My routine work is to deal with loan application forms by verifying applicants serving accounts, to set rates of returns each month according to the loan taken and time period the loan will last without violating rules and regulations of the SACCOS.

It is strictly prohibited for a member to ignore time frame allocated for a certain loan to expire; all loans should be recovered within time earmarked. As a loan officer it is my duty to request monthly bank statement report from SACCOS accountant so as to check individual returns to compare with his /her instalment rates sated monthly.

If it happens that there is no return of anybody, I have a mandate to remind all debtors to adhere to the laid down rules and regulations of the organisation.

Experience shows that most of the time these debtors fail to understand that, it is their obligation to fulfil the rules and regulations, as per their signed contracts. This is a big challenge to me, as it hinders my capability in fulfilling my duties accordingly.

Despite of the challenges I am facing, I am not losing hope. This is because Ubhumwe consists of women and men members. Being a woman leader to such a challenging organisation I have to prove that I can. To me this is a qualification of a DRIVER OF CHANGE.

One day when we were in a general meeting we decided to reduce (riba) of loans to people who deposit their returns early before their to be given bonus, by giving them long period for them to return so as to motivate them to take loans. By doing that we had motivate them to take loans and they are willing to deposit their returns without any force from loan officer.
As a leader I became a driver of change by became a champion person in took loans and deposit returns on time. Also I spent the money in renovating my house and paying school fees for my children. The loan I took last year was for building car park and fence ,this – I have made other people to learn from me and how to spend money they got .I told them life is how you make up so you have to set priorities whenever you are in order to get development .So now as leader I leave in a good house ,my children are in good schools, I take care of my mom and I bought a car. All this made some of my colleges admire my life style and development.

September 28, 2015

Elizabeth Riziki – Tanzania

When I worked with Tanzania Youth Vision Association (TYVA), I led the organisation although I was only 23 years old. As a young woman I was elected to lead a vibrant youth organisation with branches all over Tanzania. Due to the activities of its activists, organisations that were looking for a favour from government avoided us. Once when we marked AIDS day, a partner pulled out at the last minute and I encouraged my committee to continue with the event without the partner by cutting unnecessary costs. The event went well and even the team was surprised as they had been disappointed and heartbroken because we needed money for some of our operations.

September 9, 2015

The Media and I

This manual introduces the media to women in public life especially those who are aspiring to political leadership positions. The manual was prepared by women who have been in the industry for a long time. By understanding how the media works they will make the job of journalists easier. It is intended to promote balanced reporting.

July 27, 2015 Themes: Media Programs: Booklet | Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Amana Nyembo – Tanzania

Amana Nyembo – Tanzania

But things changed after attending a workshop organized by Gender Links on Gender mainstreaming in media content. “This training had a complete transformation on me. I started interrogating the stories I was doing, how I was doing them and who I was sourcing information from. I also started to question certain decisions and the distribution of women and men in the company structures,” says Amana. “I came to appreciate that we were hurting one gender in the way we covered our stories. I decided to change.” Amana notes that since then, she has been doing things differently.

July 5, 2015 Themes: Employment | Media Programs: Gender & Media