Tanzania is a strong multi-party republic and one of the most stable countries in East Africa. However, it still faces important political and social challenges, including the marginalization of youth and women, violent extremism, and high levels of poverty — only partially mitigated by recent investments in mining and policy reforms.

We have been working in Tanzania and Zanzibar since 2010. In partnership with local journalists, civil society leaders, and members of the government, we strive to promote gender equality, foster good governance, and encourage greater objectivity in the media. Recently, we have also turned our attention to promoting sustainable business practices in the mining industry, creating interfaith dialogue, reducing violence against women, and encouraging peaceful collaboration between government and civil society.

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From hostility to hope in Tanzania’s gold mines - Human rights abuses and violence have impacted livelihoods in communities around Tanzania's mining sites. A Police Inspector is helping turn the tide.

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Local Dialogues, Youth Inclusion - Youth empowerment and community dialogues are at the core of our work in Tanzania.
Implementation of the Maputo Protocol - The Maputo Protocol, more formally known as the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, was signed by 46 African nations in 2003. It guarantees comprehensive political and social rights to women, as well as the right to […]
Promoting Healthy State-Citizen Relationships in Africa - Despite an increment in the political engagement of Tanzanian citizens, the accountability of governmental institutions remains low. There is little transparency in the administrative and political processes, and corruption is a widespread phenomenon. Recognizing an opportunity to build the ability of civil society to positively interact with the […]




Country Director
Maxwell Saungweme
Search – Tanzania
Email: msaungweme@sfcg.org

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