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Tanzanian Women To Save 15 percent On Sanitary Pads

Tanzanian Women To Save 15 percent On Sanitary Pads

 Tanzanian women are expected to save a minimum of Sh7,000 per year following the scrapping of Value Added Tax (VAT) on sanitary pads, which is slightly more than 15 per cent. The Citizen calculation shows that one women spends at least Sh36,000 inclusive of VAT per year on buying the sanitary pads, but following the […]

Treat Women, Children’s Issues Seriously, VP Counsels Judiciary

Treat Women, Children’s Issues Seriously, VP Counsels Judiciary

VICE-PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has directed the country’s judiciary to find ways of handling criminal cases facing women and children with special consideration because there are some invisible catalysts that prompt the vulnerable groups into acts which put them in trouble. “Women and children are more susceptible to social injustice, poverty and stigma… therefore when […]

StakeHolders Urge Government To Empower Women In The Agricultutral Sector

StakeHolders Urge Government To Empower Women In The Agricultutral Sector

The government has been urged to empower women working in agriculture to revolutionise the sector. Discussing the 2018/19 budget, agriculture stakeholders noted that it was crucial to increase the sector’s contribution to the national economy. Kipunguni resident Seleman Bishegazi said women play a significant role in the sector. “Although they are major food producers, the […]

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

Women In News Africa Call For Gender Diversity

The three-day Women In News (WIN) Africa Summit in Nairobi of journalists and media managers from Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Somalia, Zambia and Zimbabwe has called for gender diversity in Africa’s media industry. Organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wa-Ifra) with the theme “Reshaping Media Leadership”, the forum sought, among other […]

DLAB To Train Women On ICT, Data On Finance

DLAB To Train Women On ICT, Data On Finance

TANZANIA Data Lab (dLab) has established a strategy to train women and girls countrywide on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Data, to enable them tap various opportunities in digital realm especially in access to financial systems. Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Project Management and Engagement Advisor of dLab, Mr Godfrey Justo said already […]

Tanzania Sets 2-Week Deadline For Bloggers Amid Internet Crackdown

Tanzania Sets 2-Week Deadline For Bloggers Amid Internet Crackdown

  Tanzania’s communications regulator has issued a two-week deadline for bloggers to register their platforms under strict new online content rules, amid concerns that the government is cracking down on internet users. The regulations passed in March make it mandatory for bloggers and owners of other online forums such as Youtube TV channels to register […]

Tanzanian Teacher Wins Sahara Group’s ThegreenestLoveofAll Photo Contest

Tanzanian Teacher Wins Sahara Group’s ThegreenestLoveofAll Photo Contest

The winner and first runner up of Sahara Group’s #TheGreenestLoveofAll Instagram-based mobile photo contest have emerged amid fresh commitment by the leading African energy and infrastructure conglomerate to sustain conversations around environmental protection. The winner, Irene Ishengoma, a teacher at St. Anne Marie Academy in Dar-Es-.Salaam, Tanzania submitted a compelling piece about community-led reforestation aptly […]

Women’s Group Relieves Pain Caused By Banks’ Closure In Tanzania

Women’s Group Relieves Pain Caused By Banks’ Closure In Tanzania

 When a group of 23 women from Makumbusho, Dar es Salaam, met with officials from the Covenant Bank for Women in 2013, they had no idea that their business venture would be plunged into crisis five years down the line. What they knew was that it was through commercial banks that they could realise their […]

Bribery Cripples Women Participation In Politics

Bribery Cripples Women Participation In Politics

 CORRUPT political party structures are partly to blame for high level of bribery that denies rights to women wishing to compete in politics. Executive Secretary of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption Charity Nchimunya said here over the weekend that some corrupt political party structures create unfair environment for women to enter into decision […]

#The Time Is Now : More Needs To Be Done To Achieve Gender Equality

#The Time Is Now :  More Needs To Be Done To Achieve Gender Equality

Although all the 17 UN-backed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are important, “gender equality” coming as high up as item No. 5 on the list tends to give it relatively great priority In any case, achieving all the goals by 2030 will bring huge positive changes in society. But to achieve the envisaged gender equality, a […]

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