Our Youth Indaba, in Pretoria from 15–17, October 2019 gathered 60 youth below the age of 35 years, including young parliamentarians, youth advocates and researchers from 16 SADC countries to learn, discuss, share best practices and evidence to improve the delivery on political commitments on dignity and human rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), HIV/AIDS and Gender Equality, Place and Mobility, Governance and Accountability and Sustainability in the SADC region through Youth-led accountability.
The Youth Indaba fully commit to jointly strengthen Youth-led Accountability on the promises of ICPD as translated into continental, regional and national commitments and action. …
On the 18th September, the National Youth CSOs Election Consortium was formed. The consortium was created as a result of a series of consultations that involved 50 youth-led and youth-serving organizations and youth networks from Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar representing National and grassroots youth organizations. The focus group discussions were done during the consultations with youth in communities to identify youth priorities in the upcoming elections.
The five main areas have been identified as among the youth priorities in the coming General Election,these are Education, Health (including sexual reproductive health and rights), Economic empowerment & inclusion and youth participation in decision-making processes. …
Mulika Tanzania wakishirikiana na Tume ya Taifa ya Uchaguzi (NEC) watoa Elimu ya Uboreshaji wa daftari la kudumu la wapiga kura kwa asasi 50 za vijana toka Tanzania bara na Zanzibar.
Zaidi ya mashirika 50 yanayoongozwa na vijana na mashirika yanayowahudumia vijana kutoka Tanzania Bara na Zanzibar walishiriki katika majadiliano hayo. Viongozi wa makundi na mashirika ya vijana waliotoka sehemu katika mikoa mbali mbali ya Tanzania ikiwemo, Lindi, Mtwara, Dodoma, Singida, Morogoro, Pwani, Mbeya, Arusha, Tanga, Dar es salaam, Mwanza na Zanzibar. Mazungumzo hayo yalifanyika Jijini Dar es Salaam katika Hoteli ya Protea Courtyard mnamo tarehe 10 September, 2019.
Mulika Tanzania conducted the National Youth Election Dialogue aimed at bringing together youths from social-political movements, business start-ups, social enterprises, civil society, international organizations, public institutions, academic institutions, and non-academic institutions to ensure optimum representation of youths including marginalized youth groups.
More than 50 youth-led organizations and youth-serving organizations from Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar participated in the dialogue. The young leaders came from different regions of Tanzania, Lindi, Mtwara, Dodoma, Singida, Morogoro, Pwani, Mbeya, Arusha, Tanga, Dar es salaam, Mwanza and Zanzibar. The dialogue was held in Dar es Salaam at Protea Courtyard Hotel on 10th September 2019.
The Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Youth Camp
The Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Youth Camp is an initiative convened and implemented by Mulika Tanzania. It provides a platform of dialogue, workshops and capacity building sessions regarding SRHR issues. The camp connected young people across the country, from 14 regions of mainland and Zanzibar aiming to share evidence, tools, and experiences on SRHR issues including GBV, FGM, HIV AIDS, Early Pregnancy and family planning. Moreover, to discuss challenges and opportunities lies in the sector and devise innovative way towards addressing them.
It brings youth in touch with their peers, researchers, tech activists, influential speakers, and development partners to understand the position of SRHR especially contraceptive uses among the young people in Tanzania. The SRHR Youth Camp was held from 20–22 June 2019 at Bamba Beach in Dar es Salaam. …
‘’We cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. The youth must be at the center of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and transforming our world — in defining the world you are living in and in shaping the world you will inherit by 2030'’, Dr. Hashina Begum, UNFPA Deputy Country Representative during the Youth Consultation on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Voluntary National Review.
‘Ongea Kijana’ is a Swahili word meaning Youth Speak Out. It aims to empower young people to speak out various issues of their concerns based on solutions-oriented manner. This is among the motive led Mulika Tanzania to initiate the project meant to promote Human Rights education awareness to the young people especially secondary school students to speak out on their matters. The project reached directly more than 500 students and 50 teachers from various secondary schools in Dar es Salaam region. The project is supported by the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA).
The Ongea project is referred to as a platform aiming to make young people understanding the concept of Human Rights. Moreover, empower young people and promote the active participation of students in integrating human rights values and principles into all areas of their life. Also, it was designed to enable young people to know their human rights, responsibilities and the roles in implementing them at school and back home in their communities. …
Mulika Tanzania as an active member of African Youth Adolescents Network on Population and Development (AfriYAN Tanzania Chapter), has been working collaboratively with other network members to promote Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) to adolescents and young people in Tanzania and beyond.
Earlier last year, Mulika Tanzania was able to be well represented in South Africa on Leadership training on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) which was organized and supported by SRHR Africa Trust (previously known as Southern African AIDS Trust) which is an innovative organization with a regional footprint contributing to improved systems for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of girls, adolescents and women in East and Southern Africa (ESA). …
By Kelvin Matandiko, Mwananchi Newspaper; firstname.lastname@example.org
Kwa mujibu wa Katiba ya Tanzania ibara ya 5(1) kila raia wa Tanzania aliyetimiza umri wa miaka 18 anayo haki ya kupiga kura katika uchaguzi unaofaywa hapa nchini.
‘’You are now and the future hope of this beautiful continent of Africa. I believe this forum will transform you to see the millions of challenges that African face as opportunities towards sustainable solutions. I believe you will use this platform to champion the prosperity of the African continent as the young leaders of today and the future,’’ His honorable Deputy Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Labor, Youths, and Employment) of Tanzania, Hon. Anthony Mavunde, during the opening remarks of Young Leaders Forum (YLF).