After the success of UZIKWASA’s award winning feature film AISHA, in August 2017 we have released yet another media production that has already captivated Pangani FM listernship: TAMAPENDO
It is a thrilling radio drama that tells the story of Fatuma and Chaballa, two young people from Pangani who face immense challenges in a community where traditional gender norms, injustice and violence prevail.
In the fight for their love (upendo) and for education, they find themselves entangled in a complicated net of other peoples’ greed (tamaa).
But not all is doom and gloom. As Fatuma and Chaballa are close to despair they notice change among their peers who show them that they care. Supported by their friends, the young couple gains strength and determination to stick to their principles and do what needs to be done.
The last week of August 2017 has been an exciting time for UZIKWASA. Our senior program and radio team spent five long days with intense reflection about our work since the inception of our organization. Looking at each component of our intervention package separately and trying to grasp the impact and main learning from it, has led to a big Ahaaa! among the team. Together we remembered how our interventions evolved and how they relate to each other, finally leading to the sound evidence of change that a rigorous five years social research was able to provide.
We are proud to share the final product of this rich learning process: the UZIKWASA Theory of Change
In Tanzania, sexual abuse and violence against women and girls are pervasive, and systems fail to hold perpetrators to account. At UZIKWASA, we believe systems only truly change when the individuals who inhabit them change. You can help us work with every leader in Pangani District-every school committee and village council member, every religious leader and village elder-to leverage her/his unique position to protect women and girls, and holistically address and prevent abuse and violence.