Members of Parliament in Tanzania Advocate to Increase Women’s Participation in Politics

August 15, 2023

As Tanzania prepares for local elections in 2024 and general elections in 2025, members of parliament and civil society are working to address the under-representation of marginalized groups in politics, advocating for electoral reforms that will strengthen Tanzania’s multiparty democracy. On June 17-18, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation, and Ushiriki Tanzania (UT) coalition, collaborated with the Women in Politics Champions Parliamentary group and the Standing Parliamentary Committee on Governance, Constitution and Legal Affairs, to build consensus on reforms needed to boost women’s political participation. The key resolutions focused on three major issues: incorporating a new quota system for party leadership and party candidate lists, recognizing violence against women in politics (VAW-P), and providing subsidies for women candidates to enable them to compete for leadership positions at local and national levels.

Read more about this initiative here.