To achieve true gender parity and transformation requires changing not just the law, but the hearts and the minds of the people within that community. TGNP Mtandao works to transform and inform its stakeholders and Tanzanians at large about the rights of women, as well as engaging women to know and champion their own rights.
TGNP is a membership organisation based in Tanzania and is well-known within its field as a trailblazer in empowering women for the achievement of their rights. Their recent accreditation as well as their partnership with COADY Canada, where they help run some of its capacity building programmes puts it in a strong position within the women’s movement of Tanzania and the country as a whole. Their drive to share knowledge and resources throughout the country has resulted in the creation of a network of knowledge and research centres that serve as hubs that guide movement building activities all over Tanzania.
Their impressive reach throughout Tanzania means that when TGNP was awarded a grant to build the capacity of informal Women Cross Border Traders (WCBT) and duty bearers on gender mainstreaming in trade for women’s economic justice, they were well positioned and well equipped to achieve their goals. Their project focuses on strengthening women’s economic skills and empowering women’s cross border traders. They also work to advocate for gender friendly trade policies with key stakeholders on all levels of government.
TGNP’s innovation and research driven approach to their work is what makes them one of our #FacesofTransformation