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Woman and Youth Political Representation Enhanced (WYPRE) in 2019 and 2020 Elections in Tanzania

2017-2018

Partner: Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA); We Effect, Sweden

Funded by: European Union (EU)

The Project is funded by the EU delegation toTanzania and is implemented by Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA), Tanzania Youth Coalition (TYC) and We Effect with the latter assuming the coordination role.

Increased inclusive political system for women and youth in 2019 and 2020 elections at national and local levels inTanzania. Overall, this action seeks to address barriers that prevent women and youth form participating in political processes and hence end up being under-represented at decision-making levels, particularly those that are elected. The action will result in more women and youth havingincreased opportunities of participating and being electedboth at local and national levels in the 2019 local and 2020 general elections in Tanzania.

The action targets three regions of Tanzania, namely Arusha, Tanga and Mwanza, and will cover 28 constituenciesin promoting national representation for women and youth.However, for ward (councilors) representative positions, theaction will concentrate on 13 constituencies. For village/street chair positions, 20 villages will be identifiedwithin each of the 13 constituencies (260 villages in total) and women and youth supported to vie and capture village/street chairpersons’ positions during the 2019 elections.

TYC is the implementing partner of this project in terms of the organizing workshop seminar and outreach program specific for young people.