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Giving a voice to marginalised women in Tanzania – animated video

Giving a voice to marginalised women in Tanzania – animated video | African News | Scoop.it
A young Tanzanian woman tells of how she was lured away from her village by the promise of work in Dar es Salaam only to be sold into sexual slavery. She talks about her ordeal and recounts how she has since received help from a support group formed to give a unified voice to Tanzanian women
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International Development News | A Maasai woman, pushing for change

International Development News | A Maasai woman, pushing for change | African News | Scoop.it

There is room for change even in a culture you respect, says Maanda Ngoitiko, a leader who has challenged the status quo of what it means to be female in a pastoralist Maasai society.

 

Ngoitiko grew up in the traditional, male-dominated pastoralist community of Soit Sambu village in northern Tanzania, helping with the needs of her family and their cattle. To escape forced marriage and in hopes of continuing her education, a 15-year-old Ngoitiko ran away from home. After finishing secondary school in Dar es Salaam with the help of a pastoralist community group, she received sponsorship from the Irish embassy to further her education in Europe.

 

Ngoitiko then returned to northern Tanzania to work for a Maasai community organization, but she realized there was an urgent need for an organization led and managed by Maasai women, dedicated solely to addressing their strategic and practical needs

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Give girls and women the tools and they will make the needed changes happen.

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East African nations agree on monetary union

East African nations agree on monetary union | African News | Scoop.it
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi will merge currencies gradually over the next ten years to boost trade.
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Tanzanian women hope for a stronger voice in new constitution

Tanzanian women hope for a stronger voice in new constitution | African News | Scoop.it
Mary Rusimbi: After intensive lobbying by a coalition of women's rights groups, gender equality is climbing the agenda in Tanzania at a key time
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Tanzania takes lead in minting millionaires

Tanzania takes lead in minting millionaires | African News | Scoop.it
Tanzania is creating dollar millionaires faster than any other East African country, a new report says.

Via Yekoz
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When I worked in Tanzania I was a millionaire every month.

 

Only in Tanzanian Shillings unfortunately.

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