Head and Shoulders game to warm up
Much has happened since our last report in which we advised of changes to government regulations related to the delivery of training by non-government organisations in Tanzania. We were not able to continue training the wonderful Pamoja group while the registrations and approvals were sought.
Unfortunately, the group lost momentum for the training during the break. This was not surprising or a reflection on the women’s passion to claim equality under statutory law or safety and access to income and property under customary law.
The Pamoja women’s various micro-business ventures have progressed and their decision to not continue training reflects the pre-eminence women will place on any opportunity to gain an income for their family.
Please be assured – we haven’t stopped working here - indeed it has been as busy as ever and I have a link to our July Newsletter to show you what we have been up to across all of our programs.
Your generous donation continues to support Community Legal Advisor training with (60) of women in Terat Village, Simanjaro region. We started working with this group n in July and so far they have covered 6 topics: General Human Rights, Property Rights, Inheritance, Child Rights and Domestic Violence.
The photos attached are from training held at Terat on July 31st. One of the photos showed some of the ways we've gotten around the challenges of some of the participants being unable to read and write by using photos and diagrams and videos.
We all thank you for your support not only of our work but also of women and children here in Tanzania.
small group discussion
Not all women can write
Watching videos creates empathy and understanding