Project Description

Celebrating 20 years of Women’s Solidarity, Leadership and Community Development

Pastoral Women’s Council (PWC) is a grass roots community-member organization. It began 20 years ago under a tree in Soitsambu village with ten women who wanted to create a platform for Maasai women to discuss critical issues affecting them within and beyond their own community. Since then it has grown to become a highly respected force in northern Tanzania, calling for and in many cases achieving critical rights for disadvantaged women.

These include women’s personal and property rights; equal access for girls and women to quality education; the development of entrepreneurial skills so that women in the community can start and run successful businesses; the protection of girls and young women from forced marriage and early pregnancy.

Your generosity speaks volumes to our 5,000 plus members, encouraging them to continue each day to strive for a fair and just society. Your donation will positively impact their lives and those of some of the most disadvantaged girls and women in the community that our members in-turn support.

Thank you, in Solidarity.

The Leadership Team of Pastoral Women’s Council.

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