Tanzania

Tanzania: Putting an end to FGM

Tanzania: Putting an end to FGM

By Joel Headman Ngorongoro, 10 December: The northern district of Ngorongoro is home to the Maasai people and a place where tradition and culture still reign supreme. Many live in fear of their ancestors and will often times attribute misfortunes as a punishment from ancestors. This is also the basis of female genital mutilation (FGM) […]

December 10, 2018 Themes: Human Rights Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Gender based violence in mining

Tanzania: Gender based violence in mining

By Idd Juma Dar es salaam, 27 November:  A large number of women are involved in small-scale mining  in the Tanzanian region of Geita. They experience many challenges, a major one being gender-based violence. Due to high poverty levels, women in the region are forced to work in mining to support their families. In the […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: GBV Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Child marriages mar girls’ future

Tanzania: Child marriages mar girls’ future

By Anne Robi Dar es Salaam, 4 December: Despite her desire to complete her education, Neema Charles never made it to secondary school as she was forced to get married a year before she completed her primary education. The 16-year old girl from Tarime District in Mara Region of Tanzania dreamt of becoming  a doctor […]

November 27, 2018 Themes: Human Rights | Young Women Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Living positive, living healthy

Tanzania: Living positive, living healthy

By Godfrey Ismaely Dar es Salaam, 1 December: “My first thought was how people would treat us. I was also afraid that if my husband and I were to die, our children would have no one to care for them. But, I thank God that 7 years later, we’re still surviving and we’re a happy […]

November 27, 2018 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: GL Commentary Service

Zimbabwe: Low risk perception behind HIV rates

Zimbabwe: Low risk perception behind HIV rates

By Daniel Chigunwe Mazoe, 1 December: Zimbabwe province of Mashonaland Central is still facing a protracted fight against HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Child Marriages with Mazowe District being the hotspot largely due to the incessant occurrence of artisanal miners, lack of industrial activity to provide formal employment and the increasing rise in commercial […]

November 27, 2018 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Role of parents & guardians in menstrual health education

Tanzania: Role of parents & guardians in menstrual health education

By Janeth Leonard Dar es Salaam, 28 November: The government of Tanzania, recently in its budget exempted VAT on sanitary pads in order to make the product affordable to women and girls, particularly school girls and girls living in rural areas. Tanzania embraces the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, which advocate for universal access to sexual […]

November 27, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Najjat Omar Documentaries on Rape issue and Early Pregnancy

The first Documentary it a story about a father who raped his four daughters and the government (law enforcement) did not make a justice for the girls, and also shows how the girls were abused in Tabora Region. The second Documentary it is about a story of a 16 year old young lady who got […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality | Media | Young Women Programs: Protocol @ work

Tanzania: 9 winners awarded at Gender and News Summit

Tanzania: 9 winners awarded at Gender and News Summit

Dar es Salaam, 25 August: The Tanzania Gender and News Summit attended by over 150 people and hosted by UN Women together with its technical partners Gender Links and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation came to a celebratory close last night with the Summit Awards commending journalists in Tanzania for gender aware […]

August 25, 2018 Themes: Gender and Media Awards Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

Tanzania: Govt has measures to achieve gender equality

Tanzania: Govt has measures to achieve gender equality

By Khalila Abdul and Yusuf Ahmadi Dar es Salaam, 24 August: The Tanzania government has put in place several measures in a quest to achieve gender equality by 2030. Speaking at the Gender and News Summit Minister of Constitution and Legal Affairs, Professor Palamagamba Kabudi urged people to reflect on how far the country has […]

Gender and News Summit providing learning platform for media

Gender and News Summit providing learning platform for media

By Khalila Abdul Da es Salaam , 23 August:The Gender and News Summit has gathered over 150 participants from the media sector, civil society and government to share learn and advocate on gender equality. Speaking to several participants at the summit many young women and men  shared how this has provided a learning platform for […]

August 24, 2018 Themes: Gender and Media Awards | Gender equality Programs: Gender & Media