A functional Information Laboratory on WLPP is established to increase awareness of key stakeholders and provide guidance to women aspirants on VAWP.
• A concept note and Operational Guidelines for the Info Lab were developed
•32 women aspirants have been supported by the info lab on information about the legal framework on electoral laws in Tanzania, Violence against women in politics and specific strategies provided in the women aspirants workbook. The support has been provided through phone calls and physical visit to the lab
•Experience shared by women who received the support indicate that the lab has been introduced at the time when most women who aspire to run for political positions need accurate information to help them make decisions and engage in the political processes.
•Prepared draft of the training manual on Violence Against Women in Politics is being finalized. UDSM is working with other partners to organize training of stakeholders.
• Planned observation of ongoing election campaign with a focus on monitoring and mitigating VAWP