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Women and the 2015 General Election

Submitted by Web Master on 15 June 2015

“With more women in the boardroom, greater legislative rights, and an increased mass of women’s visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life……. one could think that women have gained true equality” (2000 and beyond) theme for the International Women’s Day, 2015.

But to what extent does that quotation reflect our experience of the reality within our own society?

Position Statement:-Budget 2015/2016

Submitted by Web Master on 29 May 2015

The National Budget for Financial Year 2015/16 is currently being discussed in Parliament. The consolidated government budget will be tabled by the Minister for Finance after the ministerial budgets have been discussed. Given the importance of this event to the nation, the members of the Policy Forum Budget Working Group, would like to contribute to this key process by sharing our analysis. 

Should Pregnant Girls Return to School after Giving Birth?

Submitted by Web Master on 10 February 2015

Different civic actors have called upon the government to fully operationalize the reviewed National Education and Training Policy (ETP) of 1995 which now allows pregnant girls to return to school after they have given birth and recommended that sexual and reproductive education be given to young girls and young mothers.

This call was made during the Policy Forum Breakfast debate on 30th January 2015 at the New Africa Hotel.

Women are Feeding Us: Where Are They in the 2014/15 Budget?

Submitted by Web Master on 7 October 2014

 

Issues of water, agriculture, health and education all have a heavy bearing on women. According to Policy Forum Budget Working Group (BWG) 2014/15 position statement, 98% of rural women are working in the agriculture sector, majority as small scale farmers. These women who are defined as economically active are engaged in agriculture and produce a substantial share of the food crops for both household consumption and for export.

Policy Forum Budget Working Group (BWG) Position Statement on the National Budget 2014/15

Submitted by Web Master on 10 June 2014

As the Minister for Finance tables the National Budget for Financial Year 2014/15 in Parliament tomorrow, we, members of the Policy Forum Budget Working Group, representing over 70 different Civil Society Organisations working together to increase informed civil society participation in policy making, would like to make our contribution to this key process.

Crime, Gender and Poverty: patterns of victimhood in Tanzania

Submitted by Web Master on 31 March 2014

Poorer persons in Tanzania are more exposed to crime and tend to be more fearful for their safety, a recent research has revealed.  Speaking at the Policy Forum March Breakfast Debate, Rose Aiko, the Director of Governance and Service Delivery at REPOA said the findings were based on the Afrobarometer survey which is a comparative series of public opinions conducted across countries in Africa.

Policy Forum Gender Newsletter: Gender Audit Survey Results

Submitted by Web Master on 29 October 2013

In September 2013, 13 respondents from Policy Forum participated in the Gender Audit Survey. Among them 6 were women, 7 were men, 62% were Policy Forum (PF) staff and 38% were from member organisations of PF. The Gender Audit Survey operates on a scale of 1-5, with 1 indicating a low level on the gender integration components and 5 indicating high.

Policy Forum Scores High on “Organizational Culture” and “Political Will” With Regards to Integration of Gender Issues!

REMINDER: Policy Forum's Breakfast Debate: Empowering Women In Extractive Industries: Bridging The Gender Gap For Sustainable Development

Submitted by Web Master on 22 February 2024

Dear Stakeholder,

You are cordially invited to the 8:00 Breakfast Debate on Friday 23 February 2024, on "Empowering Women in Extractive Industries: Bridging the Gender Gap for Sustainable Development"

The presentation will be provided by  Eng. Theostina Mwasha , Executive Secretary at FADev

The venue will be at BRITISH COUNCIL AUDITORIUM, Dar es Salaam from 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM EAT.

For more information, click on flyer

Policy Forum's Breakfast Debate: Empowering Women in Extractive Industries: Bridging the Gender Gap for Sustainable Development

Submitted by Web Master on 19 February 2024

Dear Stakeholder,

You are cordially invited to the 8:00 Breakfast Debate on Friday 23 February 2024, on "Empowering Women in Extractive Industries: Bridging the Gender Gap for Sustainable Development"

The presentation will be provided by  Eng. Theostina Mwasha , Executive Secretary at FADev

The venue will be at BRITISH COUNCIL AUDITORIUM, Dar es Salaam from 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM EAT.

For more information, click on flyer

REMINDER: Policy Forum Breakfast Debate: Women in the Informal Economy: What are the Opportunities and Obstacles in Tanzania?

Submitted by Web Master on 26 January 2023

Dear Stakeholder,

Happy New Year 2023!

You are cordially invited to the 8:00 Breakfast Debate on Friday 27 January 2023, on "Women in the Informal Economy: What are the Opportunities and Obstacles in Tanzania? "

The presentation will be provided by Ms. Eliaika Voice Mtui, Entreprenuer

The venue will be at FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON (Formerly New Africa Hotel), Dar es salaam from 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM EAT.

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