BRAC Girls Clubs in Tanzania celebrate International Women’s Day

March 17, 2011
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On March 8th, women and men across the world celebrated International Women’s Day with marches of solidarity in support of women and girls. BRAC Tanzania staff and girls’ clubs joined the global celebration with a rally, a discussion of women’s issues, and a culture festival. BRAC Tanzania’s participation recognizes of the achievements of the girls in the Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents (ELA) program.


On March 8th, women and men across the world celebrated International Women’s Day with marches of solidarity in support of women and girls. BRAC Tanzania staff and girls’ clubs joined the global celebration with a rally, a discussion of women’s issues, and a culture festival. BRAC Tanzania’s participation recognizes of the achievements of the girls in the Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents (ELA) program.

The ELA program, which began in 2008, provides girls aged 13 – 20 with safe spaces to socialize and participate in group activities as well as a forum for talking about issues in their lives. Many of the older members who are out of school have taken training in income generating skills. This program is designed to financially and socially empower disadvantaged girls by combining life skill training, age-appropriate microfinance and girls clubs.

BRAC has 100 of such girls clubs across Tanzania to date. You can create more of these girls clubs in Tanzania by supporting this effort on Global Giving or learn more about the program by visiting our website.

BRAC USA joined the Women for Women International march, “Join me on the bridge” to mark the occasion in New York as well! View photos of the march across the Brooklyn Bridge here.

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