A series of activities to mark Gender Week are planned in Arusha from 5-9 March. The week-long event coincides with the World International Women's Day on 8 March, and UNiTE to End Violence against Women, a campaign backed by the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, on 9 March.

Among the scheduled activities is a workshop to educate staff of the East African Community (EAC) at how best to mainstream gender in their programmes, on 5 March at the Snow Crest Hotel.

Other activities including workshops and exhibitions, take place at the Arusha International Conference Centre and Police Officers' Mess.

On 8 March a procession has been planned from the city centre to Arusha Municipal Hall and there is a workshop on UNiTe Campaign to end violence against women and girls, on 9 March.

Kenyan runner and activist Tegla Loroupe is a special guest of Gender Week in Arusha. Known for her campaigns against violence towards women and children, Loroupe has helped to bring about peaceful resolutions to a number of warring factions in northern Kenya, Southern Sudan, north-eastern Uganda and Ethiopia.


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