Three non-governmental organizations (NGOs) based in Tanzania on Saturday launched a three-year joint campaign aimed at shaping women’s attitude toward work.
Oxfam, Action Aid and Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP) said the campaign focused on women labor, decent work and gender-responsive public service.
“The campaign intends to help women change their attitude and know how to approach work challenges,” said TGNP acting executive director Gemma Akilimali.
Women’s labor has historically been relegated to second-class status, Akilimali said.
The gender division of labor under patriarchy has blocked women’s access to large parts of the labor market, she said.
“Large numbers of women have received training but for many years the change is very little so we want them to change,” Akilimali said in Dar es Salaam.
Francis Odokorach, Oxfam country director for Tanzania, said the campaign is global and intended to help women get equal payment in jobs. Enditem