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Introducing myself and my journal: follow the money

About Me:
I ‘am a social and human rights activist with ten years experience of empowering and supporting marginalized women and girls in Tanzania to access social services. Rural women in my area can not access health care services, there is high maternal and mortality women are illiterate with the leading number of girl child drop out due to pregnancy attributed by unconducive learning environment, and at least 62% have no access to clean and safe water. For example women walk at least 10 km to fetch water that is often dirty, from an unprotected source, such as a stream or scoop hole something that escalates diarrhoea disease which has been the major documented cause of illness, which killed over 120 people in Handeni for the period August to November 2007.
I believe to empower the rural poor women on civic rights so that they can be drivers of their own development, participatory democracy highly depend on citizens in demanding for their rights to participate in the decision-making process at various levels. I have managed to empower women to raise their voice when they find their right to social services is not clear, to ask questions and demand for clarifications and justifications for the actions taken by service providers. I’m at celebrating mu success as for the past three years the situation in social services provision is positively changing.

My Passions:
seeing women involved

My Challenges:
Threats from government officials when i empower women to ask for information i.e budget, implementation reports and plans

My Vision for the Future:
Women participating in determining their future

My Areas of Expertise:
Transpareny and accountability, genderm human rights and good governance.

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jacollura's picture

Hello and welcome!

Welcome to the World Pulse community! Joining World Pulse is a wonderful way to empower, support, and connect with women all over the world. I am happy you are here and look forward to hearing more from you.
All the best,
Julie, World Pulse Volunteer

Greengirl's picture

Hello Digna..............

Welcome to World Pulse! You are now part of a thriving community of grassroots women leaders and supporters from 190 countries. See the World Pulse Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/about/guide. You can also read very inspiring submissions from other community members, and learn how your voice will be transformed for impact.

While I assure you that all the exploring, sharing, learning and networking will be worth the while, I also look forward to hearing your unique voice in our community!

Together we can talk the talk, walk the walk, talk the walk and walk the talk!

Warm regards,
Greengirl

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to Worldpulse community!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

\Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you.

Peace!
Fatima

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