Women Land Right

Supporting women’s access and ownership of land in Tanzania

The aim of this strategic focus area is firstly to challenge policies and laws so that they deliver results while benefiting the poor and marginalized, especially women. Despite land being the most important resource for women in Tanzania and in spite of the powers conferred by the 1999 Land Act (no 4 and 5, RE 2002) for women to access and have equal rights to land, most women in rural areas still face a number of challenges when it comes to access and ownership of land. Secondly, FCS is contributing towards achievement of SDG 5 of Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, through our interventions on advocacy for women’s right to land with focus on reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources as well as access to, ownership and control over land. This also involves other forms of property, financial services and inheritance as well as natural resources in accordance with national laws. On the other hand, this programme seeks to challenge bad traditional practices that consider women as second to men and do not afford them equal opportunities.

1). Expected results

2). Democratic governance in Tanzania positively influenced by CSOs and citizens, supported by FCS.

3). Increased incidences of women claiming existing rights to land

4). Outcome Indicators

5). People reached with awareness campaigns and training programmes (Male & Female)

6). Women with secured access to and control over land, eg. those with title deeds, those who re-possessed lost land, women who won cases etc.

7). Land conflicts resolved

8). Decisions made in favor of women’s right to land


Our approach

Our Theory of Action (TOA) enables working through the Cluster Approach, whereby national level cluster-lead CSOs are engaged as Strategic Grantees in each FCS strategic focus areas. Among other roles, they are tasked with responsibility to link up and work with both medium and innovative grantees in their specific thematic area. This approach ensures continuous interaction and learning between and among CSOs through their organized cluster engagements. The cluster leaders are also tasked to assist smaller and grassroots CSOs to learn and improve on their performance and project delivery while the cluster leader gather advocacy evidences from the grassroots for their national level engagement.


Our partners and grants issued

By the beginning of 2018, Foundation has issued grants over worth over Tzs 900 million to 12 CSOs implementing projects related to the women land rights domain in Tanzania. Of these CSOs, one is a strategic cluster lead CSOs that implements a project including coordinating advocacy efforts, learning and sharing in all regions of Tanzania.


Our current grantees

No

Grantee CSO

Grant type

Amount (Tshs)

Region

1

Good Governance and Livelihood Initiatives Support for Tanzania (GGLIST)  

Innovative

40,800,000

Morogoro

2

Chalinze Community Development Center (CHACODE)

Innovative

40,800,000

Pwani

3

Mtandao wa IR VICOBA

Innovative

45,800,000

Singida

4

Women Development for Science and Technology Association (WODSTA)

Medium

70,800,000

Arusha

5

Community Economic Development and Social Transformation (CEDESOTA)

Medium

70,800,000

Arusha

6

Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT)

Medium

120,000,000

Manyara

7

Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA)

Medium

70,800,000

Arusha

8

Iringa Civil Society Organisation (ICISO)

Medium

60,800,000

Iringa

9

Tanzania Rural Women and Children Development Foundation (TARWOC) 

Medium

70,800,000

Iringa

10

Women and Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania

Medium

80,800,000

Morogoro

11

Morogoro Paralegal Centrer (MPLC)

Medium

70,800,000

Morogoro

12

Land Rights Research and Resources Institute – LARI (HAKIARDHI)

Strategic

160,000,000

All regions in Tanzania

TOTAL = 12 CSOs

TOTAL

903,000,000