Celebrating Women, Empowering Refugees

by Lisa D’Annunzio

At Asylum Access Tanzania (AATZ), VLAs are working hard to promote the empowerment of local refugee women. 

Refugee women and Asylum Access Tanzania VLAs Lisa D'Annunzio, Mwajabu Khalid, and Nadhifa Mamoud celebrate International Women's Day by inaugurating a refugee Women's Empowerment Group.

Recently, VLAs helped facilitate an AATZ Refugee Women’s Empowerment Group, devoted to supporting and empowering female refugees living in Dar es Salaam.  The inaugural group meeting was held on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2012. At this first meeting, fourteen refugee women gathered to learn about micro-finance and financial empowerment opportunities. Future groups will focus on providing participants with rights-based trainings, skills trainings, and counseling support. Although still in its infancy, Asylum Access VLAs hope that this Refugee Women’s Empowerment Group will become a strong coalition of refugee women who will promote and advocate for greater access to refugee rights in Tanzania.

If you would like to become involved with the Women’s Empowerment Group please e-mail lisa@asylumaccess.org.


The postings on this site express the personal opinions of VLAs and guest bloggers.  They do not necessarily represent Asylum Access’ positions, strategies, or opinions.

To learn more about the work of Asylum Access, visit the Asylum Access webpage.


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