Tanzania – Gender Equality Should Be At a Heart of the New Constitution

After intensive lobbying by civil society organisations, gender equality is finally climbing the agenda in Tanzania’s constitutional review process and gender activists remain hopeful that the country will finally have a constitution with the power to transform the lives and protect the rights of the country’s women.

At the opening of the SADC Gender Protocol@Work Summit that kicked off yesterday at the New Africa Hotel in Daresalam, Former Pan African Parliament President, Gertrude Mongela in her opening address, urged government to mainstream gender issues in the new constitution. “2014 is a critical year for the women in Tanzania and as such Continue reading

Lesotho: Women Block Gender Equality Drive in Local Government – Minister

Women in our communities and nationwide, in local and national governance politics, seem to elect men to be politicians and occupy the most superior political positions in the country.”

This was said by the Minister of Gender, Youth, Sports and Recreation, Chief Thesele ‘Maseribane, at the official opening of a two-day gender summit which commenced on April 14, 2014 in Maseru, Lesotho.

Talking about the involvement and participation of Continue reading