16 DAYS OF GENDER ACTIVISM :NOVEMBER 25,2014

11 April 2015 Written by
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November 25,2014 16 Days of Gender Activism The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign that starts on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. The campaign hopes to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international level. This year’s theme is ”Let’s challenge militarism and end violence against women” TAMWA has seen the need of training 30 Photojournalists with Interest of vanishing gender based violence.
December 03,2014 Launch of Campaign Against Sextortion A nationwide campaign to end sexual exploitation was launched in Dar es Salaam as part of the activities to mark the 16 Days of Activism against GBV. Launching the campaign in Dar es Salaam, the Tanzania Vice President's wife, Mama Asha Bilal, called upon victims of ‘sextortion’ to come forward and report to responsible authorities reminding them that silence fuels the illegal practice. Sextortion which is a combination of words sex and extortion is a form of GBV that employs non-physical forms of coercion to extort sexual favours from the victim. Mama Bilal told the audience at the Leaders’s Club grounds that sextortion is a form of corruption where people in positions of authority such as government officials, teachers, doctors and law enforcement personnel seek sexual favours in exchange for a service that is within their authority to grant or withhold. She said that the campaign aims at fighting against sexual abuse at the workplace and in schools and institutions of higher education. The Coalition against Sextortion (CAS), formed in May 2014, is chaired by the Tanzania Women Judges Association(TAWJA) and co-chaired by the Women Fund Tanzania(WFT) and brings together a number of Human and Women and Children Rights organizations such as TAMWA,TGNP, TAWLA, WLAC and TUCTA with the objective of breaking the silence on sextortion through awareness raising and evidence based advocacy. The co-chairperson of CAS Ruth Meena said the campaign will bring to light the suffering brought on by sexual harassment both in terms of emotional abuse and in the lack of concern by judiciary. The Tanzania Media Women Association (Tamwa) reports that an estimated 75 to 89 per cent of women in Tanzania have experienced some form of sexual harassment.
February 10,2015 Commemoration Zero Tolerance of the FGM The Minister of Community Development, Gender and Children (MCDGC) Hon. Sophia Simba on 10th February signed the Girl Summit Charter on behalf of the Government of Tanzania as part of the 2015 Zero Tolerance of the FGM day commemoration. The event by the MCDGC follows the June 2014 Girl Summit held in London, as well Tanzania’s effort to end FGM and child marriage.
February 24,2015 Mafunzo kwa Waandishi wa Habari: Chama cha Wanahabari Wanawake Tanzania-TAMWA kwa kushirikian na Shirika linalo hudumia Idadi ya Watu UNFPA Kinatoa mafunzo ya siku tatu kuhusiana na kuandika habari za uchunguzi wa unyanyasaji wa kijinsia.Mafunzo hayo yanaendelea kutolewa kwa waandishi wa habari mapema tarehe 23 hadi Tarehe 25 Februari mwaka huu katika kanda tatu nchini Tanzania.

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