I had no idea what it was but thought it would be good to investigate.When I turned up, I discovered that I already knew a few of the leaders and that the speaker for that session was my former neighbour and a member of our church, Irene.Most of the locals here have never heard the word feminist, and culturally the concept is foreign to them.While the men here are in many ways Westernised, they have no acceptance of the concept of equality.Mugosi Maningo and Anastasia Juma got married in June 2015, and say their union has given them more autonomy over their lives. The more children you have the richer you are.” Another woman, Mugosi Isombe, said: “Nobody can touch us.Ms Juma told the magazine her previous husband treated her “like a slave” when she was married at the age of 13. If any men tried to take our property or hurt us, they would be punished by tribal elders because they have no rights over our household.
They would take off a part of the wardrobe, which basically means one sheet of fabric and wrap it around us to formally invite us to the dance party. He taught me some dance moves, and we were grooving.
All the power belongs to us.” Human rights campaigners remain concerned about Tanzania’s attitudes to women, and it is estimated as many as 1,000 older women in the country are accused of witchcraft and killed every year in accordance with tradition.
Meeting singles from Tanzania has never been easier.
Take that young woman and place her into a culture that believes that the opinion of women is probably wrong and always to be ignored, and fireworks explode on the inside.
I have had to make a number of changes in the way I would normally go about my daily life.