Work with NGOs to advance and advocate for women's rights and empowerment in Tanzania
Despite ongoing policy reform, life for women and children in Tanzania remains challenging on many levels, especially in rural regions where more than 80% of the population live. Women who are neglected or abused have access to few resources or opportunities for support. Those seeking divorce, rights to property or marital possessions face endless obstacles with little chance of success. Because of traditional ideologies and cultural practices, women face many hardships with few opportunities for economic empowerment or upward mobility.
Yet, many organizations and leaders within Tanzania are committed to supporting women, and advocating for a more just and equitable society. Gerald Noah, attorney and instructor at Buhare Community Development and Training Institute (CDTI) in Musoma Tanzania, addresses these challenges through his legal and community work. In 2018 Gerald visited UB through the ELN Global Partner Studio (GPS) Institute, connecting with other global partners to discuss opportunities for collaboration and engagement. He spoke to classes about the challenges facing women and girls in rural Tanzania, and invited our students to get involved, making contributions through collaborative projects.
As UB students continue to engage with NGO partners throughout Tanzania through virtual projects and visiting through the UB Tanzania Study Abroad course, Gerald is committed to helping us develop a deeper understanding of women's rights and advocacy while working to address challenges through engaging with related NGOs and leaders.
Specific projects will be customized to align with student interests and goals but may include:
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.
|Length of commitment||Variable|
|Start time||Fall, spring, or summer|
|Level of collaboration||Individual, small group, or large group|
|Benefits||Academic credit, volunteer experience, or work study|
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students|
To apply for one of the limited spaces, send an interest email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information and one of our staff will respond with more information via email :
Note that global partners rely on the contributions associated with ELN student projects and commit their limited time and resources to working with students. Accordingly, different projects will require varying amounts of time and strong commitment and follow through.
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.