WHAT WE DO

What we Do

WHAT WE DO

EDUCATION

The goal of MIMUTIE WOMEN ORGANIZATION  is to empower the Maasai women through formal education, fight against female genital mutilation, entrepreneurship and reproductive health.

MIMUTIE aims to set the process of self-emancipation and empowering  Maasai women whose economical and social justice are rooted from traditional   structures and customs which for years  denied their dignity and other basic human rights.

EDUCATIOB FOR GIRLS.

The Maasai girls are denied access to education by the cultural systems which favour men in a predominantly male dominated society.

 

The problem of illiteracy for women contributes to entrenching women powerlessness which leads to denial of their human  socio-economic and political rights.

 

 Education for girls contributes to long term solution to this problem.

 A girl’s school which provides quality education in the village is one opportunity for initiating the process of educational and cognitive empowerment of women in the traditional Maasai society.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. 



Women make enormous contributions to economies as entrepreneurs.



MIMUTIE aims to support economic empowerment to women through village community bank and income generating strategy to enable them to build up local capital which will enable them to borrow money to initiate their own  businesses and in doing so women will achieve economic freedom from men who deny them to own any property in the family.

NUMBER OF GROUPS AND MEMBERSHIP:

The initial number of member groups  is 20 groups of 200 members.

These are founding members of the organization and many more will join as the organization develops and begins to deliver services to the members.

 

According to our  strategic plan, the organization is set to work among the Maasai women in Tanzania, not only in Arash village is just a

pilot area to start with  but we are expecting to spread our mission across the country with the aim of liberating  maasai women from the chains of economic, social and political  slavery

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH.

 

Maasai women suffer many reproductive health related problems due to ignorance, lack of formal education, poor access to health information and facilities as well as lack of property ownership so that when they fall sick can easily go to the hospital.

 

Training women on reproductive health and  basic preventive measures against home preventable diseases help to improve community health as a whole and this will particularly reduce both women and child morbidly and mortality.

 

 FEMALE GENITAL MUTILIATION./GENDER BASED VIOLANCE

Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term multiple physical, sexual and mental consequences for women and girls, including death.



It negatively affects women’s general well-being and prevents women from fully participating in society.



Many rights granted to women in  Tanzania’s constitution are not known or respected in pastoralist communities.



 Cultural taboos prevent women from owning land, denying them freedom of mobility and the opportunity to cultivate land for food or business.

 Abuse, physical, verbal and emotional, is generally accepted within the pastoralist community.  women admit that they do not know that they are being “abused,” and that they think this is a normal way for women to be treated.

Cultural practices in the Maasai society like in many other African cultures still practice FGM for all the girls.

FGM, which involves total or partial removal of the external  female genitalia, has been illegal in the east African nation  since 1998 but the law is poorly enforced and thousands of girls  are affected every year. 

More than 7.9 million girls and women in Tanzania  a most  of them coming from, the maasai pastoral are  believed to have undergone FGM which causes numerous health  problems.

Some girls bleed to death or die from infections,  while others die later in life from childbirth complications. 

Through training of women and men alike  on this problem, our organization hopes to contribute to the eradication of this problem.

 

Read 867 times Last modified on Saturday, 21 May 2016 06:44

.

.