Tanzania: Women in politics

Women's representation in the National Assembly
Women's representation quotas

2005 Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates by party and gender
2005 National Assembly election candidates by party and gender


Alexander B Makulilo, 2009 '"Whose affirmative action is affirmative?" lessons from Tanzania', CEU Political Science Journal, 1 December, [www] http://www.thefreelibrary.com/%22Whose+affirmative+action+is+affirmative%3F%22+lessons+from+Tanzania-a0220135952 [opens new window] (accessed 13 Nov 2010).

Ruth Meena 2009 "Women Participation in Positions of Power and Influence in Tanzania", [www] http://www.redet.udsm.ac.tz/documents_storage/2009-8-19-11-34-23_womenparticipationinpositionsofpower.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 31 Aug 2010).

Rose Shayo 2005 Women Participation in Party Politics during the Multiparty Era in Africa: The Case of Tanzania [PDF], EISA Occasional Paper Number 34, July.

Rose Shayo 2005 "Gender equality" and "Support for Women and Youth Wings" IN Parties and Political Development in Tanzania [PDF], EISA Research Report 24, 25-26, 29-30.

Wole Olaleye 2004 "The Role of Women" IN Karume, S (ed), Dilemmas of Political Transition: Towards Institutionalisation of Multiparty Democracy in Tanzania [PDF], EISA Research Report 7, 92-93.

Ruth Meena 2003 "The Politics of Quotas in Tanzania" IN The Implementation of Quotas: African Experiences Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 11-12 November 2003, [www] http://www.quotaproject.org/CS/CS_Tanzania_Meena_27_7_2004.pdf, [opens new window] (accessed 13 May 2007).

Andrea M Brown 2001 "Democratization and the Tanzanian State: Emerging Opportunities for Achieving Women's Empowerment", Canadian Journal of African Studies/Revue Canadienne des Études Africaines, 35(1), 67-98, [www] http://asci.researchhub.ssrc.org/democratization-and-the-tanzanian-state-emerging-opportunities-for-achieving-womens-empowerment/resource_view [opens new window, click on "Full text available via the Research Hub" and open file as a PDF document] (accessed 16 Nov 2010).

Aili M Tripp 1994 "Gender, Political Participation and the Transformation of Associational Life in Uganda and Tanzania", African Studies Review, 37 (1), 107-131, [www] http://www.tanzaniagateway.org/docs/gender_political_participation_and_the_transformation_of_associational_life_in_uganda_tanzania.pdf [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 17 Nov 2010).

Reports, statistics and checklists

Ananilea Nkya 2008 "Advocacy and Participatory Governance: Improvement of Women Condition in Tanzania, example of TAMWA", International Advisory Council Meeting 2008 Lecture Series, Oslo on 5 September, [www] http://www.docstoc.com/docs/50687109/ADVOCACY-AND-PARTICIPATORY-GOVERNANCE-IMPROVEMENT-OF-WOMEN-CONDITION [opens new window] (accessed 16 Nov 2010).

EISA 2005 "Women and Political Representation" and "Table 7: Results of the National Assembly Election" IN Election Observer Mission Report: Tanzania Presidential, National Assembly and Local Government Elections 14 December 2005 [PDF], 22 & 34.

EISA 2005 "Women and Gender Representation" IN Election Observer Mission Report: Zanzibar Presidential, House of Representatives and Local Government Elections 30 October 2005 [PDF], 11.

Julia Ballington, Vicky da Silva & David Pottie 2001 Tanzania Gender Observer Mission Report, EISA.
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Glenda Fick 2000 Gender Checklist for Free and Fair Elections: Tanzania [PDF], EISA.

Official website

Tanzania Media Women's Association (TAMWA): [www] http://www.tamwa.org/ [opens new window].



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