Tanzania

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tanzania: Border trade & teenage pregnancy

Tanzania: Border trade & teenage pregnancy

By George Mapunjo Tunduma, 26 December: Teenage pregnancies continue to be a challenge and a huge obstacle for girls to further their right to education, this is particularly true for border areas and centers of Commerce in Tanzania. This is due to many factors that threaten the safety and wellbeing of young girls at home […]

March 26, 2019 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Put an end to FGM

Tanzania: Put 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) […]

January 31, 2019 Themes: Human Rights Programs: GL Commentary Service