Join us for TEMBO’s speaker series Power and Potential: Women at the Forefront.


On April 20th, Tim Martin, author and veteran diplomat, joins Hannah Thibedeau, CBC National News Reporter, for a conversation on the power and potential of women through the lens of international security

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Women’s Power and Potential through the Lens of International Security

April 20th – Tim Martin, author and veteran diplomat, in conversation with Hannah Thibedeau of the CBC.

Tim Martin: Tim is the author of a political thriller with a social conscience, Moral Hazards. Tim brings the authentic voice of experience from international conflict zones to this unflinching and heartfelt exploration of a peacekeeping operation gone bad.

Tim’s high-level diplomatic service includes leading Canada’s civilian work in southern Afghanistan, the Kimberley Process to ban conflict diamonds and Middle East peace negotiations. He has been awarded three medals for his service to Canada and the Award of Excellence in the Public Service for Canada’s humanitarian assistance to Palestinian children affected by conflict.

Hannah Thibedeau: Hannah is a veteran political reporter having covered the Hill for nearly 20 years, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. She covers politics for CBC TV, CBC Radio and CBC Politics online.

Don’t miss this engaging conversation.

Time: 7 – 8 p.m. EST

Tickets: $25   

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EIGHT ON EIGHT: A Conversation in honour of International Women's Day

On March 8th, 2021, in honour of International Women’s Day, TEMBO hosted ‘Eight on Eight’: A Conversation about Gender Equality. This unique and engaging presentation brought together 4 voices from Tanzania and 4 voices from Canada to explore gender equality. The participants spoke of safety for girls, work-life balance, mentorship and more. Their experiences informed their personal perspective on the challenges in their community for women and girls, and the improvements they have seen, and hope for, with respect to gender equality and the prevention of violence against women.

TEMBO will be releasing a video of the presentation shortly.

‘Eight on ‘Eight’: A Conversation about Gender Equality was sponsored byThe Canadian Federation of University Women.

POWER SHIFT: An Evening with Sally Armstrong (presented Feb 16, 2021)

On February 16th, award winning author, journalist and activist Sally Armstrong discussed themes in her book, Power Shift: The Longest Revolution.  In addition, she encouraged the audience to recognize that “we are all changemakers” and that “the more we talk about it, the more we change.” 

Her opening words reinforced the notion that “the whole world requires equal status of women and girls,” which reflects the vision of TEMBO Canada – Educating for Equal Opportunities.

TEMBO's Vision

Educating for Equal Opportunities

Change is happening in Tanzania.  More families have been sending daughters to primary school and more women have become heads of families with increasing financial responsibilities. Worldwide, women are moving to the forefront. According to author, journalist and human rights activist Sally Armstrong “Young women are talking in ways they haven’t before…Everyone knows that if you can’t talk about it, you can’t change it. Now they are talking.”

TEMBO contributes to this change through the work we do.  When girls get the chance to experience a learning program, they achieve power.  When women from remote villages receive skills training, their potential to generate income increases.

Despite this, there’s more work to do.  

Around the globe,  twenty-three girls under the age of sixteen are married off every minute.  In Tanzania women are paid 63% less than men and are more likely to suffer discrimination and abuse.  And for every girl that enters TEMBO’s programs, there are many more in the Longido community seeking support.

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