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.
Join us for Power and Potential: Women at the Forefront.