Tanzania: Marcela Francis


Date: July 20, 2019
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Name Marcela
Surname Francis
Country Tanzania
Give a short history of the leader In my career and life path women have been my mentors and Role models,from my mother who is a widow raising me that there was no a day i slept with hunger , her saving and budgeting lesson has being my handbag that i use and carry every where i go,her commitment,respect for others that i adopted in my leadership has made me to have number of men tees who admire me and admit to learn a lot from me ”Dada Marcela is very committed which also give me spirit to work for TIBA’ Hamad Magomba
Objectives To see transformed community were every woman, child and Youth has access to all potential aspect of life
Key activities i am a woman right Defender and Gender Activist that i use every platform that i have to voice for women and girls agenda,from community,media and policy advocacy ,with that my husband i once received a client who was a women asking for assistant
Key challenges -Patriarchy system as i am a female leader hence some people look down at me
we work at the community level where a woman worth and agenda is not well appreciated the early days i was afarid to speak to men at the coffie hub
our unique Approach of using the same community system is a challenge as we are building it through bringing in new agenda for women

Results

Change at the individual level i became a community leader that champion for women agenda
Evidence of change at the individual level i contested for community leadership at the street ,i won and iam leading a team of older men and few women who supports me in my leadership,advice my and very committed ,with the position i have i was able to convince team to have a gender balanced members and women to talk during the meeting which was not the case before
Change at the household level women can be leaders,some of my family members( women) also interested to be part of the community leadership
Evidence of change at the household level My young sister contested for Youth leadership
Change at institutional level TIBA has 7 Founders members ( 4girls and 3boys) secretariat team 5 people( 3Gilrs and 2 boys )
we have gender policy,Girls club manual ,developed Youth hub with 35 members ( 20 girls ans 15 boys )
Evidence of change at institutional level TIBA has 7 Founders members ( 4girls and 3boys) secretariat team 5 people( 3Gilrs and 2 boys )
we have gender policy,Girls club manual ,developed Youth hub with 35 members ( 20 girls ans 15 boys )
Change at a policy level i have been in different networks and alliance that support women and girls agenda such GBV prevention network (sister sister program ),Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network, Global Girls Not Bridge network, A committee member to Tanzania Women innovation and media awards,
Evidence of change at a policy level i was among a team that participate to input National plan of action to end Violence against women and children -CDO Rena Gondwe
Capacity building Women leadership and Political participation
National plan of Action to end Violence against women and children
Digital Gender Divide
data for Her ( data analysis and pitching skills )
AFP smart advocacy training
Lessons learned and shared TOT is a part of learning that can transform number of people in a short period of time
Men must be included in the gender program.
Next Steps To startup a male gender bootcamp
To startup community leaders women hub