The ‘Equality Project: Starting from Home’ is now at the stage of finalising workshops on addressing household inequalities


The second partner meeting for the Equality Project: Starting from Home (TEP) was hosted by the University of Dar-Es-Salaam (Tanzania) and Dr Amina Kamando between 6th and 11th January 2020.

All project partners from the Global South (Dr Amina Kamando, Dr Keneilwe Molosi-France & Dr Nancy Njiraini) and the UK team (Dr Kasia Borkowska, Dr Lavinia Hirsu and David Jackson) met to discuss the content and design of workshops on addressing household inequalities. These workshops are central to the intervention proposed by the TEP project.

Partners agreed that each of four workshops will be structured using a ‘life narrative approach’. A narrative approach is a biographical method that encourages participants to reflect in depth on their past and present experiences, perspectives and practices. It encourages individuals to attach meanings to their narratives with the aim of triggering deeper reflection on future goals. Looking at life as a whole can lead participants to insights, reflections and perhaps a recognition that certain gendered patterns within the family could change to ensure that respect and opportunity to grow are given to everyone in the family.

Workshops will be piloted among couples in informal settlements in Tanzania, Kenya and Botswana, most likely in April 2020.

Project partners, had a chance to meet with the Deputy Mayor of Dar-Es-Salaam, Mr Abdallah Mtinika. It was an opportunity to discuss our achievements and hopes for future potential collaborations with the city. The Deputy Mayor was also a part of a previous SUEUAA ( project run by Prof Michael Osborne.

This project is funded by the University of Glasgow internal call, the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) via the Scottish Funding council.

Author: David Jackson


Picture 1 (inset, top right, click to enlarge)
From left to right: Dr Lavinia Hirsu, Dr Keneilwe Molosi-France (University of Botswana), Dr Nancy Njiraini (Strathmore University, Kenya); Dr Amina Kamando (University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania), Dr Katarzyna Borkowska (University of Glasgow) & David Jackson (University of Glasgow).

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From left to right: Dr Katarzyna Borkowska (University of Glasgow, Deputy-Mayor Abdallah Mtinika, Dr Keneilwe Molosi-France (University of Botswana), Dr Lavinia Hirsu, Dr Nancy Njiraini (Strathmore University, Kenya), Dr Amina Kamando (University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania)


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