Susie Berya, also known as Nasikiwa Susie, is a Tanzanian poet, writer and spoken word artist. She is also a feminist and social activist.
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The Taarifa (Information) mobile app will allow GBV victims to report their cases and access critical information. During the pandemic, reports of GBV decreased by 30% in Tanzania.
The African Drone and Data Academy officially opened this month in Malawi — the first of its kind in Africa.
In October 2019, the Tanzanian High Court upheld the ruling to end child marriage. The ruling is a step toward eliminating harmful practices and ending all forms of discrimination against girls.
"I had an emergency, so what was I supposed to do? Miss parliament and my duties — just because I have a baby?"
In July 2019, Mozambique and Cote d'Ivoire were the latest countries in sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen marriage laws to empower girls and women. But implementation and enforcement remain a challenge.
As China strengthens its already robust trade and infrastructural ties with Africa, Chinese-government funded Confucius Institutes to teach Chinese Mandarin are on the rise.
Bringing back the tax on sanitary pads in Tanzania has triggered a major debate on the impact it will have on girls and women.
Women in Kigoma, Tanzania, say armed men have terrorized their communities for years, but little has been done to investigate, arrest or prosecute — until now.
On May 27, 20 female members of parliament in Kenya launched a campaign against femicide called "Her Life Matters," to raise national consciousness on killings that occur within relationships.