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1. Eliminate FGM by 2030, say UNFPA, UNICEF
  Tuesday, February 09, 2016  by Admin
  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have teamed up in campaigning against female genital mutilation (FGM), calling for concerted efforts to end the barbaric practice.

UNFPA Executive Director, Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, and UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, made their joint statement during the 2016 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
 
2. Over 700 people sign petition to end FGM
  Monday, February 08, 2016  by Admin
  More than 700 people within and outside the country have signed a petition to push the government to amend the Marriage Act of 1971 that violates the rights of the girl child by allowing early marriages for girls as young as 15 years of age.

Out of the 700 signatures, about 200 were collected late last week in Dar es Salaam during the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which is observed annually on February 6.
 
3. Mongela:Gender parity means equal access to opportunities
  Monday, October 06, 2014  by Admin
  The Arusha District Commissioner John Mongela said gender inequality has to be acted upon until parity is realized between women and men as well as between girls and boys. Mongela was officiating at a two-day East Africa Regional Equality conference in Arusha, representing the Minister for Community Development, Gender and Children on Thursday.
 
4. Isles women challenged to exploit empowerment plans
  Thursday, October 02, 2014  by Admin
  WOMEN have been challenged to exploit economic empowerment programmes so that no woman is left mired in abject poverty in the Isles.
 
5. Girls encouraged to pursue science subjects
  Wednesday, October 01, 2014  by Admin
  GIRL students in Kagera Region have been encouraged to take science subjects because they have equal chances like boys.
 
6. UN, UNDP seek commitment to promote gender equality
  Tuesday, September 23, 2014  by Admin
  The United Nations through UNDP and UN Women yesterday sought high level commitment from key institutions of democracy in Tanzania in promoting gender equality and inclusion of youth and persons living with disabilities (PWDs) across the political and electoral processes
 
7. Dar women to get family planning lessons
  Monday, September 22, 2014  by Admin
  Around 4,500 women residing in Dar es Salaam will get free family planning lessons provided by Rickshaw nurses for a period of one year. This has been made possible by Jacobsen Electrol (JEL) which has donated Bajaj motorcycles that will be used for transportation allowing family planning service providers to reach such areas like Kinyerezi, Kimara and Gongo la Mboto to give lessons to women at no costs.
 
8. Call for laws enforcement to protect women in Zanzibar
  Monday, September 15, 2014  by Admin
  IN an effort to safeguard the rights of couple in marriage, particularly women, activists in Zanzibar are calling for the review of Kadhis laws to introduce marital contract.
 
9. Tarime SACCOS sets aside funds to assist needy schoolgirls
  Monday, August 25, 2014  by Admin
  NYABIGENA Savings and Cooperative and Credit Society (SACCOS) has resolved to sponsor bright disadvantaged students in Tarime District, Mara Region.
 
10. District starts 69m/- revolving fund for women, youth
  Friday, August 15, 2014  by Admin
  MULEBA District Council has set aside a total of 69m/- for a revolving fund intended to improve the status of women and youth, Muleba District Commissioner, Mr Lembris Kipuyo, has disclosed.
 
11. Tanga DC touts strong women entrepreneurs
  Thursday, August 14, 2014  by Admin
  TANGA District Commissioner (DC), Ms Halima Dendego has urged women to engage into entrepreneurship activities in order to increase family income so as to combat poverty.
 
12. $150,000 from US to support Salma Kikwete organisation
  Monday, July 28, 2014  by Admin
  A non-profit organisation, Women in Development (WAMA), is to partner with a US-based Segal Family Foundation (SFF) in carrying out mass media campaign to promote adolescent sexual and reproductive health initiatives in Tanzania.
 
13. Disabled abused, neglected in Zanzibar
  Wednesday, April 24, 2013  by Admin
  DISABILITY advocates say that despite national laws and UN conventions, disabled people are still being abused and neglected in Zanzibar. Members from Civil Societies, lawyers, teachers, reporters, and parents who gathered for a three-day seminar on Human Rights at the Zanzibar National Association for the Blind (ZANAB) hall said implementation of the laws and awareness still needed.
 
14. Youths urged to maintain peace
  Thursday, March 28, 2013  by Admin
  DIRECTOR of Tanzania Youth Alliance (TAYOA) Mr Peter Masika has urged youths in the country to be in the frontline in protecting and maintaining peace and avoid being used in political and religious conflicts.
 
15. Tanga initiates programme for youths' self-employment
  Wednesday, March 27, 2013  by Admin
  TANGA Region has initiated a move to create employment and entrepreneurship skills to its 24,160 unemployed youths in the area to settle the unemployment crisis.
 

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