Minister praises the World Bank for its efforts to ensure the development of women

Dr Gwajima greeted the global finance body today in Dar es Salaam as part of the launch of the Tanzania GBV Assessment Report 2022 at Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam today 05 April 2022.

“I thank the World Bank for such a timely publication which would help accelerate the development of our community and our country,” said Dr Gwajima.

“Tanzania recognizes that gender equality, equity and empowerment of women are among the important pillars for achieving meaningful inclusive and sustainable development in any society,” she added.

World Bank Country Director Mara Warwick has welcomed the government’s recent decision to allow girls who become pregnant, as well as young mothers, to return to school after giving birth. “As a woman and mother of two daughters, I believe there is nothing more important in Tanzania than ensuring that Tanzanian women and children are protected from violence, and provided with opportunities for be educated and reach their full potential,” said Mara Warwick, World Bank Country Director.

Dr. Gwajima also pointed out that the government has made tremendous efforts to achieve gender equity, as she highlighted the recent establishment of the Ministry of Gender in Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Minister Gwajima also called on all stakeholders to participate in promoting gender equality and equity in the country.

Mara R. Wilmoth