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From where I stand: “I want the views of older persons included in the planning of COVID-19 recovery programmes for my community”

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Monica Chiwalo is 82 and mostly dependent on her children. She raised four children on her own after the death of her husband. The COVID-19 outbreak in Tanzania has devastated the livelihoods of families that rely on the informal sector and have no safety nets. Elderly women like Chiwalo are especially vulnerable to its health and economic impacts. Their voice and experience must be included in recovery efforts.

Young Generation Equality Champions urge stakeholders to place women and girls at centre of COVID-19 response

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The UN Women has partnered with Plan International, Msichana Initiative and the African Women Leaders’ Network (AWLN) in a virtual Roundtable Dialogue that sparked the need to keep the momentum of the UN Women Global Campaign: The Generation Equality – Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future during the COVID-19 emergency.

UN Women Supports Maasai Women-led Enterprises to Respond to COVID-19 in Tanzania

Friday, June 19, 2020

The Ngorongoro district in Arusha region is a land of craters, sacred forests and mountains, wild animals and the unique Maasai people. It is striking how this noble community has learnt to co-exist with nature, sharing land, wild food, herbs and water with the wild animals that roam freely in this beautiful paradise. This remarkable way of life has endured for many years and attracted thousands of tourists from around the world to Tanzania’s tourism hub, creating business opportunities for the Maasai people.

I am Generation Equality: Fatma Ahmed a Generation Equality Champion and Founder of the Girls’ Inclusion in Sports Campaign based in Zanzibar.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

As a young woman living on the Island of Zanzibar, gender equality is an issue of interest in my lifetime. It’s about making sure that the views and contributions by women and girls are valued and used to further develop our social and cultural fabric; alongside the economic and political growth of Zanzibar.

Tanzania scores big in efforts to end child marriage

Monday, November 18, 2019

UN Women engaged more than 500 civil society organisations that attended the Civil Society Week in Dodoma in November 2019, to foster partnerships in the implementation of the Generation Equality Campaign in Tanzania. The awareness raising initiative coincided with the ongoing celebrations over Tanzania’s ruling to raise the age of marriage to 18 years by the Court of Appeal in October.

Violence Against Women Prevalence Data is Vital to Achieve SDGs

Friday, October 25, 2019

Gender equality and women’s empowerment can only be realized when global instruments, laws, policies and national programmes, among other interventions, are able to effectively address the underlying factors pushing back what the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 on Gender Equality seeks to achieve

Call for expression of interest: Establishing UN Women Civil Society Advisory Group in Tanzania

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

UN Women Tanzania CSAG is being established to facilitate effective, on-going and structured consultations between civil society and UN Women at a country level. Rotating every two years, this Advisory Group will focus on the provision of strategic perspectives on advocacy issues, strengthening UN Women’s engagement with civil society and supporting, as relevant, intergovernmental processes and forums.

Report on Child Marriage Study launched in Tanzania

Monday, March 25, 2019

The study noted that despite a decline in the prevalence of child marriage, it remains a persistent problem in the focused countries. In Tanzania, incidents include arranged marriage, marriage of convenience, intergenerational polygamy and forced marriage.

Womens Day celebrations champion changing mindsets in Tanzania

Monday, March 25, 2019

Minister Ummy Mwalimu, the UN Women Rep, Hodan Addou and the Swedish Ambassador, Anders Sjoberg share a lighter moment with some of the women manufacturing handbags displayed at one of the booths at an exhibition in Mwanza. UN Women/ Tsitsi Matope. This year Tanzania added a new flavor to the International Women’s Day commemorations. For the East African country, it was a whole eight-days of celebrating women across all regions with a local theme: Change Mindset to Achieve...

Tanzania wants women’s access to justice improved to strengthen protection

Friday, February 8, 2019

“There is need to ensure that for every Tanzania woman and girl, justice is acceptable, affordable and delivered on time. If you look at the situation in most rural areas in general, you will realise that many women and girls are not aware of the steps they can take, especially when the perpetrator of violence is a loved one.”

Fight against FGM takes centre stage in Tanzania

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Thanks to the Female Genital Mutilation Elimination (FGM) project (Tokomeza Ukeketaji) supported through the Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (managed by UN Women), a total of 96 traditional elders and six cutters in Serengeti abandoned the practice in 2018

Working with male champions in ending violence against women in Tanzania

Friday, December 28, 2018

In Tanzania fighting to end violence against women and girls has become a way of life not only for the police and the courts of law but also for the men in communities such as those found in Kigoma.

Coverage: UN Women Executive Director in Tanzania

Thursday, August 23, 2018

During her three-day visit to Tanzania, UN Women Executive Director visited women market vendors, met with government officials and dignitaries, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Augustine Mahiga, women parliamentarians, women’s rights organizations and youth groups, among others. She also attended the Gender and Media Summit organized by UN Women in Dar es Salaam from 22 to 24 August.

From where I stand: “Because I know my rights, I can speak up for myself and for other women”

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Johanitha Katunzi, 43, is a business woman in the Temeke markets in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Raising awareness of women’s rights in the workplace has improved the safety of the market, and increased access to financial services has enabled Katunzi to buy land. Now, she is able to send her three children to school.

From where I stand: “I became a man, just to access the mines”

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

I was 31 when I ran away from my abusive husband’s home and made my way towards the Mererani mines at the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. I had heard that a few grams of the famed blue stone—the lucky Tanzanite—sold for thousands of Shillings. When I arrived in Mererani, I was told that women were not allowed to enter the mines. I didn’t know if the law forbid women or the men didn’t think women could do the job. I secretly...

Joint Statement: ‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Human beings are born free and equal, both in rights and in dignity. This is the fundamental principle enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December nearly 70 years ago, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first international assertion of the “highest aspiration of the common people”, including the “promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms”,...

Changing the Narrative of African Women Media Training in Tanzania

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Graca Machel speaking at the conference |Photo: UN Women, Deepika Nath    UN Women hosted an Africa wide media training in Dar es Salaam as part of the UN Women project African Women Changing the Narrative project. The project aims at highlighting the contribution by African women to development through their leadership capacities and their central role in the design of innovative approaches to development.  Participant receiving certificate of participation...

Refugee women find safety and embrace new lives in Tanzania

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

In Tanzania, refugee women find safety and embrace new lives

Call for Journalist Capacity Building Training

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Training name :                 Gender Responsive Story Telling and Documenting Stories of Success and follow-up practical engagement Dates:                                  8-11 August, 2017 Location:        ...

In Tanzania, refugee women find safety and embrace new lives

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Korotirida Minani found a second home in Nduta Refugee camp after fleeing from her hometown in Burundi in late 2015. Photo: UN Women/Deepika Nath Mpawenayo Seraphine, 38 years old, walked over 60 km with her husband and six children to reach the Tanzanian border from Rutana, Burundi in September 2015. They were fleeing the escalating violence in her native village. The family found safety at the Mtendeli Refugee Camp. There Seraphine learnt entrepreneurship and small business skills...

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