Women's Social and Economic Rights programme

Event Date: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 14:00 to 17:00
Dar es Salaam

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in 25 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Concern has been operating in Tanzania since 1978.

Concern Tanzania plans to launch a new programme in collaboration with the European Union in Dar es Salaam. A special intimate launch ceremony will be held on Tuesday 7th May 2013, 2pm at Concern Tanzania's headquarters, 169 Regent Estate, Mikocheni, behind Shopper's Plaza.

We have invited representatives and a guest of honour from the Ministry of Land and Human Settlement, and the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, and Children to grace the ceremony. Filiberto Ceriani Sebregondi, Ambassador, EU Delegation in Tanzania, plus members of the Delegation will be present. Stakeholders from foreign missions, civil society organisations, and the media have been invited to attend the function.

The EU-funded 'Women's Social and EconomicRights (WSER) Programme (three years - 2013-15) in Tanzania aims to advance women's involvement in and control over decision-making and economic resources at the household, community, and district level through improved knowledge and opportunities. The programme will work with men and women in three districts of Kigoma Rural, Masasi and Kasulu focusing on land tenure and economic improvement for women, as well as improving women's household and community decision making. Women's land ownership, which we believe is a vital economic and social resource, is a major focus. Concern Tanzania has been supporting the Government to implement the Village Land Act No.5 of 1999 since 2005 in nine districts (most notably Iringa), where around 10,000 certificates of customary rights of ownership (CCROs) have been given to some of the poorest householdsthrough Concern and EU funding.

By invitation: for more information, email:  clement.mwalewela(at)concern.net

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