International Women’s Day (March 8)
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social,
economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call
to Action for Community Care for accelerating gender parity.
Tanzania has joined other countries in the world in celebration for International
Women’s Day in March 08, 2020. The day was commemorated by women from
various sectors gathering together and portraying different messages and
In Dodoma Region, the commemoration of International Women’s day was
conducted at Mkonze ward. The guest of honor was Hon. Felister Bura (MP
Dodoma City) accompanied by Hon. Fatuma Towfiq (MP Dodoma City).
Action for Community Care in collaboration with Pact USAID Kizazi Kipya Central
Cluster, participated including 2 WORTH Yetu groups of Chilumba and Ilumbo from
Chang’ombe and Ntyuka Ward respectively. The theme for this year was
“Kizazi cha Usawa wa Kijinsia kwa Maendeleo ya Tanzania ya
sasa na baadae”.
The events participants were women from different background in Dodoma
Regions including public and private institution, academic institutions, FBOs, CBOs
and NGOs and community members as well carrying banners expressing their
development in gender issues.
In this commemoration, Action for Community Care presented their activities
through groups. The groups displays WORTH Yetu books, batik, peanut butter, local
handbags, yams, honey, groundnuts and pumpkin
The guest of honor get opportunity to visit hour displays point and briefly probe
about production processes, best practice and challenges on their production. The
presenters were able to analyze the project and activities as well and ask for her
support especially on linking them with the market.
After visiting the displays of all women activities presented, women representative
from Dodoma CC presented speech of the day. On her speech she spoken out
challenges that women face especially in preferred place for delivery in rural setups
of Dodoma Region, food accessibility, gender violence to women and girls and
decision making power. Also, she spotted out that, to eradicate all these forms of
inequality and discrimination, men should be involved in addressing them including
allocation of budget for services to women and inclusion of women in fair decision
As the theme of the day conveyed, the guest of honor provided speech on equality between men and women for development and insisted on equal participation in for all women in all aspects of social, economic and political. She also insisted on taking hold of opportunities instead of sitting aside. She said “women is the strong army, whatever we decide we can do it as we are 51% of the population, so we need to change our mind and go for development” As a conclusion, Hon. Felister Bura congratulated all women for their preparation and participation and insisted that all aspects of women development will be integrated in all development plans in all levels of decision making from street to regional level.
Groups learned that, in exhibitions, offering a minimum prices attracts more
customers and increase selling; small items like roasted groundnuts, juices and
mineral water were of high demand compared to non-edible products and being
exposed to the community increases their self-confidence.