We Empower Local Women Heroes

We believe in:

Recognition of human rights for women regardless of class, ethnicity, sexual orientation and age

A culture of acknowledgement, respect and encouragement

Leadership based on feminist values and principles

Transparency, accountability and integrity

Professional excellence

A shared WFT agenda through participation, consensus building and collective ownership

Young and upcoming, WFT is developing and positioning itself as an innovative grantmaker in Tanzania operating at the cutting edge of social justice and women’s rights philanthropy

Quick Facts

  • 110+ Grants disbursed
  • 18 regions covered
  • 65+ local organizations as coalition members
  • 2 Coalitions formed

As a women’s rights fund and the first of its kind in Tanzania, we focus in empowering local women by funding critical women’s rights issues.

Some of the issues we focus on include violence against women with a particular focus on sexual corruption/sextortion issues; economic rights of women including extractive industries; environmental justice including raising voices of women in addressing climate change, land grabbing, land rights and water issues; networking and coalition building strategies to strengthen women’s movement(s) in Tanzania with a particular focus on young women and minority groups (women living with disabilities, HIV-AIDS, elderly women, etc.); political and leadership rights of women with a particular focus on young women; documenting her-stories of women’s constitutional rights, next to their participation and representation in and post elections.


Kongamano la wanawake na wasichana katika uongozi Tanzania na uzinduzi wa kitabu part 1


April 25, 2018

Women’s Movement Building

September 29, 2017


Dissemination of the women's movement study, key findings for reflections and internalization
July 12, 2017


As part of its efforts towards addressing the challenges faced by women and girls in rural areas, Women Fund Tanzania funded in 2015 a local based women initiative through CEWOD (Women Centre for Communication and Development) to run a program titled “Fostering Inclusiveness of Grassroots Women in the Electoral process”.

"When women gather, great things will happen."

- Leymah Gbowee

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