NGOs in Tanzania launches Three-Year Joint Campaign shaping Women’s Attitude towards Work

Three non-governmental organizations (NGOs) based in Tanzania has launched a three-year joint campaign aimed at shaping women’s attitude toward work.

Oxfam, Action Aid and Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP) said the campaign focused on women labor, decent work and gender-responsive public service.

TGNP acting executive director Gemma Akilimali said, “The campaign intends to help women change their attitude and know how to approach work challenges. Women’s labor has historically been relegated to second-class status.”

The gender division of labor under patriarchy has blocked women’s access to large parts of the labor market, she said.

Akilimali further said, “Large numbers of women have received training but for many years the change is very little so we want them to change. Francis Odokorach, Oxfam country director for Tanzania, said the campaign is global and intended to help women get equal payment in jobs.”