CCT together with Church of Sweden have been working on mitigating FGM through community empowerment. In this video, you can see some of the interventions and hear first-hand information about painful experiences of FGM.
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On 4th January 2017 Jamila Baharia who is a paralegal at Mpwapwa district received information from one of the community members of Ilolo ward who is the nearby neighbor about the guardians who were violent to their two grandchildren. These kids are orphans who have lost their mother seven years back and they were left with their father. Due to life hardship, their father moved to Tanga to find a job and left them with their grandparents with no communication
When the warmth of children’s celebrations mingle in stark contrast with coldness of the message being conveyed one can only predict an emotional storm that will haunt every soul that takes consideration of the situation. The picture of jubilant children, girls and boys; with chubby chicks and round bright eyes singing at the top of their voices, verbalising in unison the brutality and ugliness of female genital mutilation. It is even more chilling when one imagines the fact that most
Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT) has been working on enlightening communities to abandon harmful cultural practices, particularly gender based violence since 2010. In particular a lot of work has been done to curb the infamous female genital mutilation (FGM) as well as poverty through VICOBA self help groups. In that course quite a few women circumcisers (Ngariba) have left the practice that has hurt lives of many girls and women in Serengeti district. So far 6 Ngaribas have quitted the
One of CCT mandates is to foster unity, peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance in Tanzania. In so doing CCT has involved itself with various interventions for the sake of conflict resolution, peace building and overall enhancement of peaceful and brotherly lifestyle, for which Tanzania is known all over the world. Following recent developments in political landscape in Tanzania, under the shadow of 2015’s General Election fallout, the temperature has gone up. Tanzania has witnessed serious commotions in the National Assembly
Miss Sara Lechipya is 42 years old. She was diagnosed HIV positive while she was 36 years old. However three years ago Sarah gave birth to a baby girl (Winfrida) who is negative and is growing healthy now. When she was interviewed the secret behind giving birth to a non positive baby, Sarah responded by saying; “I thank God for bringing CCT Tunajali services here, I have been receiving regular counseling and encouragement; after all, I am not stigmatized
Rev. Ezra Machasa is a father of three children and has been working as a Priest for over 6 years. As he told his story, he said how like many other priests in his diocese, he was always hoping to be located in an area where there are many Christians and this was driven by economic factor. When he was sent to Maweni Parish in 2012, he says he was disappointed because it was a small parish with few Christians; which implied that
St.Dorcas women group is made of 25 women of Mother’s Union at St.Andrea Church in Miyuji Parish Diocese of Central Tanganyika, in Dodoma. All these women are residing at Msalato Ward. They had been running their families relying only on the income through their husbands where the later are breadwinners for their families. These women were just taking care for the families while their husbands were involved in income generating activities. Their leader explained as follows: It is through CCT that
This project has a long history where PETS committee mobilize the villagers to demonstrate against SANDS Company on their activities of quarrying stones without any consideration for the villagers. Following villager demonstration they passed a resolution that, SANDS Company will build a Secondary School, water wells and construct the village road the obligation which was unfulfilled. In 2015 the villagers boycotted again against SANDS Company and together they requested the meeting with the Minister of Energy and Mineral resources Hon.
Evelina Malogo is a mother of three Children living at Maweni Village in Manyoni District. She has been living miserable life especially after her husband run away from the family 10 years and left her alone to care for the family. “This was one of the most difficult time in my entire life because the left of my husband placed all the burden of caring these children to me and in fact I saw like everything has stopped and life