Networking and coalition building are regarded as highly effective and are currently recommended as suitable instruments for NGO’s to improve performance and enhance impact. Since many NGO’s are small and dispersed, networking is commonly seen as a cost-effective means to share information and spread knowledge about grassroots needs, solutions and best practices. WiLDAF as a network member has been participating actively in activities/events and policy discussions with various networks from all levels. WiLDAF has been using these networks to air women’s right issues that need policy review and implementation as well as mobilizing communities to promote gender equality especially behavior changes towards women’s rights.
WiLDAF has included special capacity building sessions to women and gender activists as a whole and hence peer learning, sharing of success stories have built many members to utilize local expertise and skills transfer among themselves. In short, the networking believes in strengthening NGO’s ability to speak with one voice and to significantly increase their impact, a policy negotiators and advocating agencies in which WiLDAF believed to achieve this through its various activities, such as the campaign against gender based violence, and establishment of NGO’s national coalition working on GBV’s issue, specific purpose forums or working groups.
Our Coalition and Working Groups
- MKUKI: A network is comprised over with 70 organizations collaborated together upholding the purpose of ending Gender Based Violence from rural and urban areas of the country.
- KIKUHAMI: The campaign had its history back to 1996(History of KIKUHAMI) in WiLDAF sub-region workshop that consisted of different countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Sudan and Tanzania. WiLDAF Tanzania chose inheritance issues as a burning issue in the country and planned to work on it.
- Working Groups Two(WG2): A group of organizations convened by WiLDAF under DDA( Data Driven Advocacy) project which seeks to bring together civil society organizations working with Women, Youth, Children and PWDs rights issues to build their capacity to generate and use data to advocate for change. This working comprises 19 members up to date.
- CSO’s Women Directors Forum: Is a forum which creates a free and safe space for Women Directors in Civil society of Tanzania where women leaders support each other and build a collective voice so as to improve the capacity gaps among them for the growth and sustenance of the demands and pressure around them.