Tanzania

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

SADC Gender Barometer 2020 Foreword by Dr. T

By Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Johannesburg, 9 August 2020: #VoiceandChoice resonates with the subject closest to my heart: quality sexual and reproductive health services. Without voice there is no choice. Without choice women and girls have little hope of realising their full potential in their public and private lives. Their choices must be supported with access […]

COVID-19 exposed girls in Tanzania to FGM

COVID-19 exposed girls in Tanzania to FGM

By Anne Robi, Dar es Salaam, 22 June: When Agnes (Not her real Name) heard of the school closure amid the outbreak of COVID 19, she felt uneasy going home, as it was a place she risked being involved in the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). “I never wanted to go because I knew […]

Women keeping business alive through social media

Women keeping business alive through social media

By Jenifer Gilla, Dar es Salaam, 29 June: Ashura Athumani is one of few women entrepreneurs in Dar es Salaam who have started benefiting from the effective use of social media marketing to scale up their businesses. A mother of two is engaging in selling wedding gowns, and owning a beauty salon business in Gongolamboto […]

I story COVID -19 in the streets on Dar es Salaam

I story  COVID -19 in the streets on Dar es Salaam

By JAMES KAMALA. Dar es Salaam, 02 June: One rainy morning, I boarded a bus to go looking for stories on  he outskirts of Dar es Salaam as I usually do. To update myself with what dominates the headlines, I was busy surfing the morning news when a woman with a baby entered the same […]

Tanzania: Teenage pregnancy threaten girls’ education

Tanzania: Teenage pregnancy threaten girls’ education

By John Namkwahe Arusha, 27 November: Coming from a poor family, Sarah* from Sekei in Arusha, Tanzania, this year dropped out of school due to pregnancy. “It was difficult to continue with studies because of my appearance,” explains the 13-year-old girl with a very small stature A story behind Sarah’s teenage pregnancy is being told […]

February 21, 2020 Themes: Child Abuse | GBV | Health | Reproductive health | Sexual violence | Young Women Programs: Advocacy

Tanzania: Child marriage ruling gives girls hope

Tanzania: Child marriage ruling gives girls hope

By ANNE ROBI Dar es Salaam:, 4 December:Veronica Nchagwa is a 14-year old standard six girl in Tanzania. Despite being bright, she is likely to become a bride before she attains 18 years as her parents are planning to marry her off as soon as she finishes her Standard Seven education next year. “My parents […]

Tanzania: Women fail to work due to fear of rape

Tanzania: Women fail to work due to fear of rape

By: Joel Headman These women have been making a living by selling small vegetable businesses they go very early in the morningand return home very  where the rapists get a chance to attack them. For the period January to June 2019 at least 3 women have been raped and murdered in Muriet County in Arusha […]

December 20, 2019 Themes: Employment | GBV Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns | Gender Violence

Women and gender development policy: Tanzania

This is a government document that provides guidelines on women and gender development and integration of gender equality in policies, plans and development strategies. The policy calls for the establishment of gender focal points in Central and Local Government structures, as well as institutions. It also emphasises the importance of an advisory body to unite […]

December 12, 2019 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Election Manifesto of Constitution and Election Women Coalition: 2015 General Elections

The Tanzanian general elections of 2015 are of historical importance for the women’s liberation struggle. The 20th Anniversary of the Beijing Platform of Action opens a new era to reconnect and mobilise the public. Political empowerment is the priority area for the 2015 elections. This manifesto has brought together voices from the Coalition of Women […]

Tanzania: Celebrating ending child marriages judgement

Tanzania: Celebrating ending child marriages judgement

For immediate release Johannesburg, 25 October: Gender Links welcomes the upholding of the ruling against child marriages by the High court of Tanzania. This a landmark victory not only for Tanzania but for Southern Africa as well as the rest of Africa where child marriages continue to infringe on the rights of children and promises […]