WIC Newsletters

Reports and Policies

Aug
2003
WIC Newletters | In this issue number one, the second of this series of WIC News, we would like to provide you with an overview on some of the many activities undertaken by the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children.

Aug
2003
Reports | On Wednesday August 13th 2003, the Women's Information Centre (WIC) organised a four hours educative briefing session on gender, with a view of familiarizing staff of the Ministry of Community Development Gender and Children (MCDGC), WIC's staff and other interested parts, with the most important concepts and events related to gender. The session was in accordance with WIC's mission to strengthen the…

Aug
2003
Reports | Although women's participation in the Micro and Small Enterprise sector in Tanzania has increased dramatically in the past 20 years, women enterprises remain in the low profit, low growth areas. They are stifled by limited education, lack of skills and business experience, limited access to support services and an adverse regulatory and cultural environment (ILO, 2002 & 2003). Numerous interventions…

Aug
2003
Reports | The general profile of the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) entails an area of 945,200 square kilometers of which 60,000 is inland water. The country lies south of the Equator in East Africa. The population was 23 million in 1988 (census). With an average annual growth rate of 2.8 percent, the present population is now estimated at 33 million. Women constitute 51.2 percent of the total population.

Jul
2003
WIC Newletters | The Women's Information Centre was established through the project "Institutional Strengthening of the Ministry of Community Development, Women's Affairs and Children" in 1997. The project, which is now in its second phase, is funded by the Italian Government with technical assistance of the Italian Association for Women in Development (AIDOS). The project aims at strengthening the Ministry through…

Apr
2003
Publications | Tanzania has made recent efforts to change its national policies by granting women equal legal rights. However, local customary laws often counteract this progress, preventing women from owning and inheriting land, protecting themselves from domestic violence or staving off acute poverty in the case of spousal death. The conflicting macro and micro policies of legal and customary law complicate women’s…
Attachment: Women_Tanzania.doc

Apr
2003
Reports | This paper examines the efficacy of the law providing for maintenance of non-marital children in Tanzania. It looks into the Affiliation Ordinance of 1949 and reveals its limitations in providing for maintenance of non-marital children. It demonstrates that the law is archaic and provides for inadequate maintenance to non-marital children. The paper discusses several limitations in the administration…
Attachment: Illegit_child.pdf

Apr
2000
Policies and Acts | Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Sera ya Maendeleo ya Wanawake na Jinsia ya mwaka 2000

Apr
1998
Policies and Acts | Community Development Policy 1996

Apr
1996
Policies and Acts | Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania, Sera ya Taifa ya Maendeleo ya Vijana ya mwaka 1996

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