Gender Equality

All people should have the opportunity and the ability to participate in development activities that affect their lives.

In Tanzania, the share of women who have experienced intimate partner violence is greater than the world average of 27%. There are disparities amongst rural women versus urban women. In rural areas women are still not equally represented in decision making and activity participation forums.

CARE is supporting civil society engagement, social accountability, and social movements by leveraging the trust of the government and working in equal partnerships with civil society organizations.

​In Tanzania, CARE has been working on governance and social accountability within marginalized communities for more than 10 years. The community scorecard is used to enhance the equal performance, responsiveness, and accountability of local government and service providers, including commune administrations, and economic activities. This is improving local access to information, transparent budgeting, and citizen-led monitoring with a focus on positive engagement and impact for women, young people, and Indigenous communities.

In urban areas and in the public domain women are increasingly being included in decision making forums nationally, cultures and social norms are a barrier to equality for rural women.  It is paramount to make progress in women’s empowerment by building better livelihoods, allowing women to earn more income from their full engagement in economic empowerment and participate fully in decision making at all levels.











Gender Integration

Under the KUKUA NI KUJIFUNZA project in Iringa, funded by Australian Aid, CARE International in Tanzania addressed the critical issue of Gender-Based Violence through comprehensive gender integration initiatives. These efforts involved amplifying women's voices in leadership roles, active engagement in decision-making forums, and the right to own properties, including land. Furthermore, the project created GBV Male Champions who also addressed Gender Based Violence issues in Iringa region.

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