Changing the Rhetoric

Recently  in Dar es Salaam, I picked up an English newspaper to read while I waited for an uber. As I skimmed the pages, my eyes stopped at a colorful illustration of a woman in a mini skirt dancing with a glass of wine in her hand. I paused to read the article, and felt … Continue reading Changing the Rhetoric

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International Men’s Day and International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 19th is International Men's Day and November 25th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women! To celebrate these two important days, the USAWA committee made this awesome info graphic to remind people how they can get out there in their villages and connect with both men and women to celebrate these … Continue reading International Men’s Day and International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

International Women’s Day Competition 2017

Congratulations Peace Corps Tanzania, International Women’s Week was a HUGE SUCCESS! Hearing stories from men and women around the world celebrating International Women’s Day gives me chills. Some used it as an opportunity to celebrate what women have accomplished to date, with men as strong allies. Others used it as an opportunity to teach gender … Continue reading International Women’s Day Competition 2017

Gender Equality and Agriculture

Today is International Women's Day 2017, and to mark the #BeBoldForChange campaign, USAWA is blogging about the importance of gender equality with regards to agriculture. How can we #BeBoldForChange in one of humankind's most ancient practices - agriculture and all that comes with it (subsistence farming, cash crops, aquaculture, livestock husbandry, etc.)? Why is gender equality, … Continue reading Gender Equality and Agriculture

Ella’s Story

Ella’s Story, Taking the LEAD Conference Home   Peace Corps Tanzania currently supports three main sectors for regular volunteers: Health, Agriculture, and Education. Life as an Education Volunteer can be very different from life as a Health or Ag Volunteer. Every day, Ed PCVs work with secondary school teachers and students, facing the challenges ever-present … Continue reading Ella’s Story