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Women Promotion Centre
Women Promotion Centre
The Women promotion Centre is a local women’s organization seeking to address the root causes of gender based violence, illiteracy and poverty faced by women and youth so that they participate actively in the social, economic and political life of the Tanzanian society.
The organization belives that Violence Agaisnt Women, Illiteracy and poverty faced by women are interrelated and cannot be addressed without each other; they are each other causes and facts (i.e. VAW (MDG 3) cannot be ended without tackling women’s illiteracy (MDG 2 and/or extreme poverty and hunger they dragged in (MDG 1).
Our mission is to empower women and youth help themselves to come out of violence and poverty through access to information and skills to promote their fundamental human rights, and
development of innovative and sustainable solutions enabling them and their children to live in independence and dignity.
Women Promotion Centre focuses its work in the areas of Gender based violence, STI and HIV/AIDS prevention, advocay for Reproductive and sexual Health and Rights (RSHR), Economic empowerment, Life skills based education (LSBE), and relief provision to most vulnerable groups of women and children.
This is achieved through following key programs:
1.Gender and Human Rights Education program:
It conducts community awareness raising and advocacy campaigns, workshops / trainings, legal orientation, Information-education-communication.
2.Women Empowerment Program:
Consisting in creating enabling environment where the live of women and girls can be advanced and become productive by providing opportunity to develop their potentials through life skills based education (vocational, leadership, entrepreneurship skills, etc…) so that they live self-reliently and in dignity.
3.Socio-Family Assistance Program:
It consists in helpinging most vulnerable groups of women and children (orphans, widows, disabled and street girls) to enjoy their basic rights such as right to food, education, good health and shelter)
Concretely, the organization:
• Inform and advocate: to trigger the community debate and critical thinking about violence against women and stimulate change. We address the grey ereas of sexuality and related violence, negative impact of customary practices on women and young peoples’ reproductive health, birth control,…) to shape public opinion.
• Train/educate: to develop local human resource to be the frontline community actors committed to a right-based advocacy work for preventing/ending GBV and offer support/service to individuals who fall in need of appropriate services, and monitor the outcomes of activities conducted on the ground.
• Provide various life skills: to empower women build their self esteem and socio-economic independence.
• Provide moral and material assistance: to enable most vulnerable women and children living in critical environment enjoy their basic rights.