CREATION OF A DIALOGUE FRAMEWORK ON EAC INTEGRATION BETWEEN PARLIAMENTARIANS AND CSOs IN TANZANIA

EACSOF Tanzania Chapter  with support from the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) has been undertaking key initiatives to advance EAC regional integration specifically: Development of the East Africa Integration Communication and Advocacy strategy, that guides CSOs to develop key advocacy messages on priority issues related to East Africa and broadcast of  Radio programs aiming to raise awareness on available opportunities in EAC such as infrastructure, social services, role of EAC leaders in making informed decisions,  good governance and democracy. FCS in collaboration with the EACSOF Tanzania Chapter also conducted a…

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EACSOF CONTRIBUTES TO AFRICA CSO POSITION ON 2ND HIGH LEVEL MEETING

The African Preparatory Conference For The 2nd High Level Meeting  focused on consolidating African Civil Society Organization’s position ahead of the second High Level Meeting (HLM2) that was held in Nairobi, Kenya on the 28th November-1st December, 2016. Being an invaluable actor in development cooperation, towards anchoring African CSO position was paramount. The meeting did not only provide the opportunity to be acquainted to the process and conference, but also offered  an opportunity for East African CSOs to contribute HLM2. Further the meeting outcome was to help shape the African…

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MAKING TRADE WORKS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN THE EAC.

The quest for industrialization and structural transformation is even stronger given the changing international trade landscape. Currently, international trade is being shaped by reciprocal and largely asymmetrical Free Trade Agreements. The EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) is one of such agreements. Over the years, many trade analysts, civil society, farmers and manufacturers have raised concerns on the inherent dangers of the EPA on EAC’s value addition, industrialization and structural transformation efforts.  It is therefore important to reassess nature of Trade policies and agreements which can be able to promote industrialization…

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PROTECTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN IN AFRICA

Volence against children is a significant problem throughout the African continent as it is around the world. it occurs in the home and family, schools, care and justice systems, workplaces and the  ommunity. girls and boys of all ages are affected. Violence against children takes different forms: physical violence, including corporal punishment; sexual violence, including harassment and abuse; and mental violence, including verbal abuse, cruelty and harassment of a type that can damage a child’s psychological and emotional health and wellbeing. As well as threatening children’s survival and development, violence…

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EACSOF JOINS REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ADVOCACY NETWORK FOR AFRICA (RHANA) CONVENTION TO ADVOCACE FOR DOMESTICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS.

Globally, millions of people do not have adequate access to sexual and reproductive health and rights . Lack of access to sexual and reproductive health and rights prevents individuals from realizing their basic rights and restricts the ability of people to take control of decisions concerning their health and education, and their participation in social and economic life. There are wide disparities in maternal and reproductive health in different countries. Maternal mortality tends to be lower in countries where levels of contraceptive use and skilled attendance at birth are relatively…

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IMPROVING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE AFRICAN COURT ON HUMAN AND PEOPLES’ RIGHTS (AFCHPR)

African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights 10th Anniversary Symposium  21-22 November 2016 In Arusha. As a continental court established by African countries to ensure the protection of human and peoples’ rights in Africa. It complements and reinforces the functions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The Court receive cases filed by the African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights, State parties to the Protocol or African Intergovernmental Organizations. Non-Governmental Organizations with observer status before the African Commission and individuals can also institute cases directly before the…

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