Women's Leadership and Political Participation (WLPP)
In Tanzania, women are under-represented in the political and electoral processes - as voters, candidates, and elected representatives. This means they are largely excluded from most senior decision-making positions of executive government and political parties. This limited political participation occurs despite women’s proven ability as leaders, their rights under the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, and international human and women’s rights principles to participate equally in democratic governance, as leaders and agents of change. Through Phase II of the Wanawake Wanaweza Programme, UN Women Tanzania will continue to support the government in the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women in leadership and political participation. By providing technical and financial support to key implementing partners, we aim to ensure that women lead and participate in decision making at all levels, including young women and women with disabilities.