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Empowering Women in Tanzania's Extractive Industry

Submitted by Web Master on 4 March 2024

As International Women’s Day draws near, the spotlight turns to the pivotal role of women within Tanzania's extractive industry. In a recent dialogue, stakeholders came together to acknowledge and celebrate the diverse contributions of women in this sector, recognizing their resilience in overcoming significant challenges. The conversation aimed to promote inclusivity and drive positive change within the extractive industry landscape.

The Last Breakfast Debate Spotlights Urgency in Combating Gender-Based Violence

Submitted by Web Master on 24 November 2023

During the Breakfast Debate orchestrated by Policy Forum on the final Friday of November 2023, Fundikila Wazambi, Senior Program Researcher at the Legal and Human Rights Centre, delivered a compelling presentation that brought to the fore disconcerting revelations regarding the profound economic and social repercussions of gender-based violence (GBV).

Equality for Growth (EfG)

Submitted by Web Master on 17 August 2023

Equality for Growth (EfG) is a rights-based NGO seeking to empower Tanzania’s informal sector women. EfG began in 2008, since then it has sought for voice, visibility and rights of women who operate in Tanzania’s informal economy. EfG was established and registered in Tanzania as of 6th August 2008 with registration No. 66935 and later in 2011, the organization acquired a certificate of NGO Compliance No. 00001544. The targeted beneficiaries of EfG’s work are self-employed women workers, in both the formal and informal sectors.


Submitted by Web Master on 17 August 2023

Doyenne is a non-government organization established in Tanzania with a goal to create a generation of female leaders through programs that train, coach, mentor, and inspire high school and university girls in Tanzania while they are pursuing their academic courses. We create a unique opportunity for girls to develop leadership skills while pursuing academic courses through various programs that expose them to better leadership practices.

The Ratification of the ILO Convention C-190 on Violence and Harassment in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 16 March 2021

We are all victims of violence and harassment. Women in Legal profession, Media, Medical field, Religious Institutions and CSOs are all being harassed, and it is a deplorable phenomenon across the globe. Everyone who works deserves to be protected, irrespective of contractual status, including interns, volunteers, job applicants, and persons exercising the authority of an employer.

Global efforts against violence and harassment will only be effective and meaningful when we garner joint efforts from every member of the society.

Increasing Women’s Voice, Political Presentation Essential to Addressing Their Challenges

Submitted by Web Master on 20 July 2020

Findings have revealed that the need for promoting women leadership was as important as creating an enabling environment for women to hone their leadership qualities. Despite umpteen measures to empower women and see them in leadership positions, the representation of women in such positions across the globe is quite upsetting. Women make up just 4 percent of CEOs in the world’s 500 top companies, even a lesser percent of heads of government at national level belongs to women and the least percent of international leadership positions is occupied by women in the world today.

Reforming and Restructuring Women Special Seats towards the 2020 General Elections: Stakeholders Debate on Women’s Representation in the National Assembly

Submitted by Web Master on 9 March 2020

lthough the Parliament of Tanzania as a major decision-making body adopted a quota system in 1985 to address gender imbalance, the national assembly still consists of about 37 percent of women Members of Parliament whereby 30 percent are from special seats arrangement and 7 percent are elected by the citizens in their constituencies. There is a deficit of 13 percent of women in parliament to achieve a parity with men in the National Assembly.

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