In Tanzania, Equitas, in partnership with Tusonge, is working at both the national and community levels to allow for a better protection of the rights of children and youth and the creation of open spaces for children and youth to meaningfully participate in building safer and more equitable communities.
The project is focusing on 3 communities in the Kilimanjaro region (Msaranga, Ivaenyi and Biriri Wards) with the aim to develop models to equip children and youth with human rights knowledge as well as the tools, skills and confidence required to actively contribute to the development of their communities.
With the support of key local actors, activities include:
- Youth-led community initiatives to reduce violence, advance gender equality and inclusion and ensure the respect for their human rights.
- Workshops and training sessions to equip local intermediaries, including local government authorities, community-based organizations, traditional leaders, Chairpersons and Secretary of villages and sub villages, “Jumuiyandogondogo” (community-based religious groupings), madrassas, police and social workers, to work in partnership with children and youth and support their initiatives.
The experiences in these initial communities will be shared at the national level with a coalition of stakeholders from civil society, government authorities, the Commission on Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) and the international community. Building on Equitas’ existing network of alumni and contacts in Tanzania, a coalition will work together to ensure that policy, legislative frameworks and service delivery become more child/youth-friendly, gender sensitive and respectful of existing human rights standards and to support implementation of national laws.
Call for applications: 5th East Africa Human Rights Training Program (EAHRP), October 15 -27, 2017. Application deadline January 31, 2017 »»
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