FGM fight is one that we’ve to win

FGM fight is one that we’ve to win “It is a difficult fight, but it is a fight we have to win for the sake of hundreds of girls whose health, future educational prospects and esteem are jeopardized because of outdated, dangerous traditions,” says Mr. Valerian Mgani, the Project Manager with the Association for Termination

Challenges of Women Land and Property Rights in Meru District

Challenges of Women Land and Property Rights in Meru District The community challenge vs the project Community Economic Development and Social Transformation (CEDESOTA) initiated a Women Land and Property Rights project in Meru District in 2016 in order to lobby and advocate for women’s land and property rights in the district communities. Its purpose is

School Clubs empower children against GBV in Arusha

School Clubs empower children against GBV in Arusha The Centre for Women and Children Development (CWCD) is implementing a two year project called Prevent and Respond to Gender Based Violence. This project is funded by Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) under the Harmful Traditional Practices (HTPs) cluster and it targets ten Wards of Arusha District,

Land Ownership in Hunter Gatherers and Pastoralists Communities

Land Ownership in Hunter Gatherers and Pastoralists Communities FCS grantee, Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT)  started a two-year project named “Promote Hunter Gatherers and Pastoralists Women Land Rights”. The project areas are in four villages of Lerug, Partimbo, Orkitkit and Amei in Kiteto District, Manyara region. Two hundred and forty (240) women were to be

WoteSawa push for domestic workers’ rights leaves a mark

WoteSawa push for domestic workers’ rights leaves a mark   Established in 2005, WoteSawa Young Domestic Workers Organisation (hereafter, WoteSawa), the NGO has, over the years, been seeking to ensure domestic workers are fairly treated by their employers. Cases of abuse and mistreatment of domestic workers are rife in Mwanza Region, just as it is

PARTNERSHIPS AND COALITIONS TRANSFORM CIVIL SOCIETY WORK

Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) and the Legal Services Facility (LSF) held their second learning session in Dar es Salaam on 25th April, following a successful first meeting last year that brought together teams from both sides. The learning sessions are meant to link up the two organisations through experience and knowledge sharing and discussions

FRENCH EMBASSY AND FOUNDATION SUPPORT CSOS IN 3 REGIONS

Initiative shot in the arm to women empowerment and fight against harmful practices   January 29, 2018. Dar es Salaam. The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) has entered into agreement with the French Embassy in Tanzania to support development initiatives implemented by civil society organisations (CSOs) in Dar es Salaam, Dodoma and Mara regions.  

MINIMIZING LAND CONFLICTS: THE WORK OF MOROGORO PARALEGAL

Many people own land due to its necessity in most social and economic activities, but not all of them know the laws governing land ownership. This has caused many land conflicts that can be challenging to solve. In Morogoro, a CSO called Morogoro Paralegal Center, funded by Foundation for Civil Society, implemented a project to