Jumuiya ya Wanawake
wenye Ulemavu Zanzibar (JUWAUZA) implemented a ten months project named We Are
One. The project was implemented in twenty five constituencies (13 in Unguja
and 12 in Pemba) and a total of 38 shehias (22 in Unguja and 16 in Pemba).
The constituencies and
shehias were selected to represent diversity in political leanings
(predominantly pro-opposition communities and predominantly pro-CCM
communities) and a balance of rural communities who historically and
geographically lack adequate or received late information, and more urban
constituencies with better access to information. The project had two strategic
goals to achieve.
The first was to
engage a broad based grassroots audience in order to sensitize the Government
of National Unity (GNU) and foster reconciliation amongst communities. The
second was to provide a platform for the documentation of a citizen/grassroots
agenda of issues and recommendations for presentation to policy makers and
other duty bearers towards the implementation of the GNU particularly on
political and electoral reforms.
The project aimed at
anchoring national unity and social cohesion throughout the Zanzibari society
(urban and rural areas) by enhancing social cohesion and inclusive political
participation. The project had a total fund of $ 155,000 which was implemented
from August 2021 – May 2022)