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Networking and Collaboration


As one of her strongest points, HIMD collaborates and networks with other like-minded NGOs and CBOs (CSOs), HIMD believes that the constraints of her constituencies could hardly be tackled by HIMD alone. As a result, she tries to explore different Change Agents to complement her efforts, hence grasping the opportunities. HIMD is campaigning to end FGM in pastoral communities in Tanzania and Eastern Africa in General. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or another injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons”. The above map shows the % of girls and women aged 15-49 years who have undergone FGM/C.

  • Among the Stakeholders HIMD collaborates with are:
    MS TCDC– in the areas of Organizational Capacity Building. (HIMD is a beneficiary)
  • ELCT north and central Diocese- Youth socio-economic empowerment-attitude/behavior
    change/Lifeskills HIV and AIDS preventive Measures.
  • Kimandolu Sec. School- Youth Clubs, Organizational capacity Building and Fundraising; Education for Maasai girls who have run away from FGM Practice
  • Catholic Diocese of Musoma-Termination of Female Genital Mutilation (HIMD is a consultant)
  • EMBUDEO – Consultancy/Organizational capacity Building-Gender Mainstreaming. (FGM campaign)
  • WRATZ – Safe Motherhood- Facilitation of Workshops-Community Mobilization and Lobbying and Advocacy. (HIMDs’ Executive Director is a Coordinator in Arusha Region)
  • DMHP ELCT Meru Diocese-Human Rights, Entrepreneurship and GBV Facilitation/Capacity Building.
  • KEMRIME-Organizational Capacity Building
  • ARWA- Arusha Region Widows Association Gender Awareness creation especially inheritance rights. Mwangaza Education for Partnership-Workshop conduction, GBV and Community Health
  • AMWA: Arusha Muslim Women Association -Socio-economic Empowerment and religious rights of women.
  • TUSONGE CDO– Partnership to implement the Project Human Rights “USHIRIKI NI NGUVU YETU” Approach.
  • ELIMU Mwangaza in the areas of Child protection especially adolescent girls.
  • DSW– HIMD is a partner in the Program “YOUTH CAN”
  • MEDIA- Radio Maria, Triple A FM; Radio, IPP Media, Sunrise FM Radio, AMEC, and INTERNEWS, just to mention a few.