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Using a gender lens to reflect this year’s budget

By Happiness Maruchu It has almost been a custom after the tabling of the national budget to the parliament by the Minister of Finance and Planning, voices of reflection from a wide array of stakeholders are echoed through various mediums. Whether the time is strategic for such or not remains debatable nonetheless it is imperative…

How Tax exemption for sanitary pads twisted smiles during the 2018 KIJIWE CHA KAHAWA.

By Davice Collins It is three years now, since TGNP Mtandao established a strategic budget engagement space for CSO’s, Development Partners and the Community members to gather on a Live National Budget hearing called the KIJIWE CHA KAHAWA. From this forum issues around the national budget were assessed and recommended for further advocacy to ensure…

Let’s talk Menstruation. Breaking the silence,

BY Hellen Nachilongo @musanachi60 Growing up in a modern community, a girl’s every milestone was celebrated including her first menstruation. The norm was to sit down with our parents talking various issues about reproductive and sexual health that included menstrual cycles, hygiene and importantly self-respect and dignity. And we were raised with the concept that…

Makinda: Women must work together for common cause

By Devotha John @Devothajohn djohn@tz.nationmedia.tz Dar es Salaam. Women politicians have been advised to put aside their ideological differences and tackle challenges facing them together. The call was made on Friday, March 23, by former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Anne Makinda during a workshop organised by (TGNP-Mtandao) for local government women leaders from…

TGNP Mtandao yakutanisha wadau kujadili Tanzania ya viwanda na wanawake.

Na Joachim Mushi TGNP Mtandao imekutanisha wajumbe kutoka makundi mbalimbali ya wadau wa maendeleo wakiwemo wawakilishi kutoka taasisi za umma na Serikali , asasi za kiraia na wadau wa maendeleo kujadili uchambuzi uliofanywa na taasisi hiyo kuangalia sera, mikakati na mipango ya Serikali kumuwezesha mwanamke kuelekea uchumi wa viwanda. Akizungumza wakati akifungua majadiliano, Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa…

Online programme to empower young women leaders launched

Gender Training Institute (GTI) Coordinator Jane Tesha speaks in Dar es Salaam on Saturday during the launch of an online programme for mentoring young women in leadership . Centre is Prof Esther Mwaikambo, First female doctor in Tanzania and TGNP’s Executive Director Lilian Liundi. PHOTO | OMAR FUNGO By Hellen Nachilongo In Summary GTI has…

Tanzania Making Strides in Women Representation

By Katare Mbashiru, AllAfrica.com TANZANIA is leading in the East African Community (EAC) member states for having a good number of women representations in various leadership positions, according to statistics from the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU). Although the country is yet to attain the envisaged 50/50 threshold, Tanzania Gender Network Program (TGNP) Mtandao is happy that…

DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO ENHANCE ELIMINATION OF GBV IN TANZANIA

For over 25 years TGNP Mtandao has been advocating against Gender Based Violence in Tanzania and beyond. As we have all heard and seen most tragic incidences such as beatings, FGM, Rape, sexual harassment and many others that dominated in our societies.  Many techniques have been used including educating the society through advocacy campaigns and…

AU’s anti-graft agenda can eradicate gender inequality in Africa – Femnet

By Daily Nation Ke. In Summary Femnet opines that all the forms of corruption embody gender discrimination and inequalities which further disempowers women and children. Women are additionally subjected to specific gender-based forms of corruption such as extortion through sexual harassment. Because of corruption, service delivery in the health sector is largely compromised and women…

School Gender Hubs Champions against Gender Based Violence.

TGNP Mtandao collaborating with school gender hubs from various primary and secondary schools in Kipunguni, Makumbusho and Mabibo wards, Dar es salaam have conducted an inter school competition aiming to share knowledge, experience and strategies to fight against gender based violence. The competition was part of commemorating the 16 days of activism, students had an…

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