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Friday, September 29, 2017
Working with the Tanzania Parliament on gender equality
One-third of the MPs in Tanzania’s parliament are women, making it one of global leaders on women’s representation. The Tanzania Women’s Parliamentary Group (TWPG), a women’s parliamentary caucus, collaborated with the IPU on advancing gender equality through the work of the National Assembly. As...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Tanzania: Women participation in polls ups amid challenges, IRI report says
Women participation in different aspects of elections is increasing in Tanzania, but candidates still have to contend with many challenges, the Tanzania National Elections Gender Assessment report says. The report by the International Republican Institute (IRI), notes, however, that while the...
Friday, September 12, 2014
Poverty shuts women out of political posts, Tanzania
As the 2015 general elections approach many womena re beginning to call for free elections without corruption to give a chance for everyone to participate. They held that the current system only allows for the participation of the afluent and marginalizes the poor - the larger bulk of which happen...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
Tanzania: Women Urged to Compete in Polls
Women in Zanzibar will have more courage to take part in future elections, should the BRIDGE training introduced in Zanzibar be effective. Speaking at the opening of the five-day BRIDGE training on 'Gender and Elections' to members of the Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) and women activists,...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tanzanian women hope for a stronger voice in new constitution
After intensive lobbying by a coalition of women's rights groups, gender equality is climbing the agenda in Tanzania at a key time. This year is critical for women in Tanzania. In just a few months, we'll find out if the country is to have a new national constitution with the power to transform the...
Friday, February 07, 2014
Tanzania's Anna Margareth Abdallah: 'They say, "Don't vote for the woman, she wears lipstick"'
When Anna Margareth Abdallah entered the Tanzanian parliament in 1975, she was one of only five female MPs. Today, she is one of 126 – more than a third of the total – and the first woman to chair the standing committee on defence and security. But it has been a long journey that is far from...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Tanzania: Activists to Petition Constituent Assembly On Gender Issues
ACTIVISTS under a coalition of women and constitution intend to camp at the Constituent Assembly when it commences next month, with a view to guarding their proposals already infused into the Katiba draft. The move is also aimed at using the opportunity to persuade members of the Constituent...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Women appointed to key posts in Tanzania cabinet reshuffle
Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete has appointed two women to powerful cabinet positions as the country prepares to enact a new constitution.  In a move seen by activists as a gesture to promote gender equality, Saada Mkuya becomes the new finance minister, succeeding William Mgimwa who died on New...
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
TANZANIA: 'Women Likely to Win Top Political Posts'
WOMEN in the country are likely to win overwhelming voters' confidence in the coming General Elections if the findings of a recent survey are anything to go by. A survey titled "Assessment of the State of Local Democracy in Tanzania from Gender Perspective," has indicated that women are...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Tanzania: New Katiba - Pressing for Gender Equality
MORE than fifty years after independence, Tanzania is embarking on a Constitutional Review process that will transform the way its people relate and live with each other and also the way the country is governed. It is also an opportunity for the most discriminated and oppressed segment to spearhead...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tanzania: Women Leaders - Still Long Way to Go
Zanzibar — WOMEN on Pemba Islands are eagerly waiting for any leadership opportunity to challenge men at any level. Many say the time of fear to compete with men in taking up leadership roles is over! "We are no longer scared, we are no longer coward. We are ready to take leadership at any level,"...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Tanzania: Call for More Female Leaders At Grass-Roots Level
Women groups in Zanzibar have said that more needs to be done to encourage women into politics and leadership roles in rural areas. They argue that low representation leads to continued deprivation of women rights and lack of consideration of women issues from the community to the national level...
Friday, May 03, 2013
Tanzania: Why Zanzibar Leadership Still Has Few Women
THE number of women in leadership worldwide has gradually been increasing, but in some communities like Zanzibar more efforts are required to increase the representation of women in decision-making groups. Pressure groups and women rights activists have been pushing policy makers and the government...
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Tanzania: Gender Balance Required in Constitutional Councils
GENDER Forum and Constitution (GFC) has urged women to participate fully in the establishment of Ward constitutional councils to be formed shortly. "We as women need to see the extension of gender in the new constitution in order to promote women's rights and gender issues in general". (We invite...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Susan Lyimo
Interview with Ms. Susan Lyimo, member of Parliament of Tanzania during the 128th session of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly which took place March 22-27, 2013, in Quito, Ecuador.  
Monday, March 11, 2013
Tanzania assesses the State of Local Democracy from a gender perspective
The Tanzanian Centre for Democracy – an organization bringing together all political parties to promote multi-party democracy in Tanzania – will conduct an assessment of local democracy later this year from a gender perspective using International IDEA’s State of Local Democracy (SoLD) assessment...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Friday, October 26, 2012
Tanzania: Speaker Calls for Gender Equality in Parliament
INCREASING representation for women in parliament is important, but the legislative body should also mold its codes, ethics and practices to truly ensure equitable treatment of women, the Speaker of the National Assembly of Tanzania, Ms Anna Makinda, has said. She made the remarks during a panel...