Happy International Women’s Day!

Here in Tanzania, YCI is celcbrating International Women’s Day in three locations: Morogoro, Zanzibar, and in Dar-es-Salaam. It’s the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and we thought it warranted a celebration across all our project locations!


In honour of women’s day, YCI hosted a discussion involving 35 young women in Chamwino to discuss two topics: “why are most women unemployed or underemployed?” And, “why are women perceived as pleasure tools and not being listened to or respected?” The debate was lively with an edutainment follow-up the next day to continue the discussion by using dance, rap and song as tools to broaden the reach of the debate.


To commemorate International Women’s Day, YCI held an event featuring presentations by women community leaders on the roles, rights and participation of women in the National Development processes.

International Women's Day event in Zanzibar

Women's Day presentations about equal access to education, training and science and technology

Dar es Salaam

YCI, with over 20 other NGOS, participated in the 100 Years Women’s Day Coalition event, marching to Mnazi Mmoja. Following the march, YCI participated in workshops on women’s access to resources, Gender Based Violence, adolescent girl issues and women’s testimonies.

Marching to Mnazi Mmoja

Waiting for the 100 Years International Women's Day event to start

International Women's Day 2011

YCI Staff, Tanzania 2011

Due to popular demand, YCI recently launched an additional 8-week project this summer in Tanzania. Click here for more information.