Women Fund Tanzania Factsheet
- Founded in 2007
- WfWP member since 2013
- Mission: To contribute to the building of a strong women's movement in Tanzania through making grants, strengthening women's capacity, building strategic alliances and mobilizing resources
- Focus area: Tanzania
- Level: Local, national
- Main themes: Drinking water supply, women’s rights, social justice and empowerment, grant making, resource mobilization, capacity strengthening, institution building, strategic alliance building
WFT is a growing women’s rights fund and the first of its kind in Tanzania. Started in 2007 by women who live and work within the women’s movement(s) in Tanzania, WFT was registered in Tanzania in 2008 as a non-profit organization. As the first women’s rights fund in Tanzania, WFT promotes a grant making model, which offers a package of support before, during and after grant making to give voice and visibility to marginalized women on marginalized and often controversial issues. Young and upcoming, WFT is developing and positioning itself as an innovative grantmaker in Tanzania operating at the cutting edge of social justice and women’s rights philanthropy.
WFT provides a funding mechanism which gives voice and visibility to marginalized women on marginalized issues through grant making and capacity strengthening at different levels. Thus, WFT has started contributing to women's and feminist movement building in Tanzania and beyond.
The aim is to create a people-centered constitution in which crucial women’s right issues are key principles that guide Tanzania. This coalition brings together over 65 civil society organizations from all over Tanzania.
WFT projects include:
- Advocating women’s rights issues in the new constitution/ constitutional review and election processes
- Addressing women’s rights needs in leadership and decision-making
- Radio programs on promoting political and economic rights of women
- Addressing/ responding to women voting and constitutional rights
WFT Case on Women’s Rights Fund in Tanzania
WFT website: www.wft.or.tz