Information Laboratory

The Institute of Gender Studies in collaboration with Department of Political Science and Public Administration established an Information Laboratory (Info Lab) on Women Leadership and Political Participation to address Violence against Women in Politics. The Information Laboratory aspires to

  • Collect analyze and disseminate information on Violence Against Women in Politics (VAWP)
  • Provide virtual and physical support to women and promote Women’s Leadership and Political Participation.
  • Provide Information and strengthen leadership capacity and skills for women who aspire to contest for various leadership positions.

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Getrude Mongela during training for women aspirants In the Lake Zone

Getrude Mongela- the former President of Pan -African Parliament was invited as a guest of honor during the four days training for women aspirants In the Lake Zone.  She is emphasizing on the


UDSM four days training on women leadership and political participation

University of Dar Es Salaam organized a four days training on women leadership and political participation, bringing together  women aspirants  from 17  political parties in Tan


Identification of Women Aspirants

•UDSM worked with TCD to identify  women aspirants within political parties

•19 political parties submitted  1,344  names of women aspirants. These include names


Functional Information Laboratory

A functional Information Laboratory on WLPP is established to increase awareness of key stakeholders and provide guidance to women aspirants on VAWP.


Increased Confidence to run for Constituency

I always knew that I wanted to be a politician, but my plan was to run for the special seats. This training has really inspired m

Training during the Nomination Process

“I ran for councillorship and failed. I was extremely sad and heart-broken. After this training and the testimonies of losing and winning from other women, I&rsq

Nomination Processes

Trainings which took place after nomination processes helped participants to put skills and knowledge they acquired into practice


Dr Lulu Mahai, the Director of Institute of Gender Studies at University of Dar es Salaam

Dr Lulu Mahai, the Director of Institute of Gender Studies at University of Dar es Salaam explains the content of the training of women political aspirants which took place in Dar es Salaam on July


Ms Salama Omary providing recommendation to resolved challenges for women in political leadership

Resources and resource mobilization is one of the challenges which hinder women participation in the political leadership. Ms Salama Omary is providing recommendation on how this challenge can be r


Training of Trainers

Dec 2019, 30 facilitators trained (24 females and 6 males from Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar.

Personal accounts from participants expressed increased skills and confidence in delivering


Feedback from the Trainings

Increased skills and confidence to run for public office among women aspirants

"What I liked most from &n


Women Wings

Increased understanding on the functioning and effectiveness of women wings amongst their members and key stakeholders: Conduct interviews and meetings to collect data