Project profile — Women's Voice and Leadership - Tanzania - Women Fund Tanzania (WFT)

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Women's Voice and Leadership - Tanzania - Women Fund Tanzania (WFT) - Overview
WFT - Women Fund Tanzania
2019-03-25 - 2023-12-29
Country / region • Tanzania (100.00%)
Sector • Government And Civil Society, General
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project is part of Canada’s Women’s Voice and Leadership Program, which supports local and regional women’s organisations and networks that are working to promote women’s rights, and advance women’s empowerment and gender equality in developing countries. This is done by supporting their activities, building their institutional capacity, and promoting network and alliance-building as women’s rights and feminist organizations are critical agents of change. The Program also responds to the globally recognized, significant gap in funding and support to women’s rights organizations and movements around the world. The project has two components, implemented by two Tanzanian women’s rights’ organizations (WROs), the Women Fund Tanzania and the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP). This component implemented by the Women Fund Tanzania (WFT) aims to reach over 100 national, regional, district and local WROs in Tanzania. WFT’s focus is providing small, mid-sized and larger sub-grants to local WROs, along with project management and program delivery training, as well as mentorship throughout the sub-grantees’ project cycle. Grant selection is based on feminist principles, ensuring maximum reach and supporting organizations working on a variety of key sectors including health, education and land rights in different regions of the country. WFT also supports the development of networks and alliances between WROs, coordinated advocacy activities and coalitions on specific issues including sextortion.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved management and sustainability of local women’s rights organizations in Tanzania; (2) enhanced performance of women’s rights organizations’ programming and advocacy to advance gender equality and empower women and girls; and (3) increased effectiveness of sub-national and national women’s rights platforms, networks and alliances to affect policy, legal and social change in Tanzania.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2020 include: (1) the Women Constitution, Elections and Leadership Coalition, led by Women Fund Tanzania (WFT), worked with the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties to revise the Political Parties ACT of 1992 and insert progressive provisions, which increased the meaningful representation of women within political parties and Tanzanian politics in general; (2) in collaboration with the project partner Tanzania Gender Networking Program and local women’s rights organizations, the Women’s Election Manifesto was drafted, which is a national agenda to bring attention to women’s issues and promote them within political parties. The Manifesto served to improve party platforms and to increase women’s participation in the October 2020 national elections; (3) WFT created an anti-sextortion campaign bringing a taboo subject to national prominence, and compelling policy-makers to address sextortion and end the impunity enjoyed by the perpetrators; (4) capacity building for 33 local women’s rights organizations was conducted to improve reach and quality of programming; and (5) the WFT Grant Manual was revised to increase fairness, transparency and accountability when giving grants to local women’s rights organizations.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $501,470
Transaction Date Type Value
12-06-2023 Disbursement $115,667
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