Article about the Women’s March Arusha 2018

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On January 20th in Arusha, northern Tanzania, 120 people were demonstrating and calling out for women’s rights in Tanzania and the world. The March was conducted by Vision for Youth, an NGO in cooperation with Voice of Youth, Inherit your rights, Ngaramtoni Youth – stand up, Kiranyi Youth Group and Africa Aid

The Women’s March Arusha was held as a sister’s march of the main event in the US. One year ago on the 21st of January 2017 the first Women’s March took place in Washington as a response to Donald Trump’s statements about women’s and human rights. The demonstrators were represents from different organizations, schools, the local government namely Sifa Swai, Chairwoman of Women Forum Arusha City Council and several citizens from Arusha and various countries. With slogans such as “Women’s rights are human rights” and “Together we rise” the march started at Levolosi Maternity Ward by donating maternity equipment and passed Kilombero and the central bus station before finishing at Arusha Declaration.  As the demonstration passed bystanders joined the march. A workshop about gender equality was held by Vision for Youth and represents from Inherit your rights, Africaid and Voice of Youth as well as Mimutie Women Organization were holding speeches about women’s situation and rights in Tanzania and the world.


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The Women’s March Arusha was held as a sister’s march of the main event in the US. One year ago on the 21st of January 2017 the first Women’s March took place in Washington as a response to Donald Trump’s statements about women’s and human rights. The demonstrators were represents from different organizations, schools, the local government namely Sifa Swai, Chairwoman of Women Forum Arusha City Council and several citizens from Arusha and various countries. With slogans such as “Women’s rights are human rights” and “Together we rise” the march started at Levolosi Maternity Ward by donating maternity equipment and passed Kilombero and the central bus station before finishing at Arusha Declaration.  As the demonstration passed bystanders joined the march. A workshop about gender equality was held by Vision for Youth and represents from Inherit your rights, Africaid and Voice of Youth as well as Mimutie Women Organization were holding speeches about women’s situation and rights in Tanzania and the world.

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