MAFGE is an autonomous non-governmental organization founded by individuals from Tanzania who believe that men not only play a crucial part in the fight for gender equality, but are the most valuable asset needed to ensure change for the long-term.
Men must fight for equality and women’s rights alongside women. As such, MAFGE seeks to empower women by reaching and educating men. We are positive the implementation of our reverse approach alongside the efforts of other women-focused initiatives in our community will not only bring about success for all gender equality efforts, but will also create a brighter future for our people.
MAFGE wants to ensure that men will be able to share responsibilities with their counterparts as women begin to fill social, economic, and community-leadership roles. Our mission is to create a broader, healthier, safer, and richer community. We must change the norm. We can only do so by embedding into our cultural practices and beliefs the true notion that women are valuable and, in every sense of the word, EQUAL to men. Only with male support can we see true change and create an environment where women are respected as well as protected from all violations of human rights, just as men are. We are calling our men to action, challenging them to get involved and empower women.


Inspiring men to get involved in the movement for gender equality by educating and involving them in women empowerment efforts.


A community with gender partnership and shared social and economic roles

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A reverse approach towards fighting gender inequality. Male Advocacy for Gender Equality first session with friends and stakeholders in Arusha.


MAFGE has designed an array of projects based on age range and the specific needs of each group. All projects carry similar components, programs, and content messaging, but each project has been designed appropriately for each age group to ensure a successful level of reception by its participants. We have designed our programs to incorporate male/female interaction to ensure equality is understood not only in theory, but in practice as well.

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The project endeavours to emphasize gender education in primary schools taking in account the age of children in this level. Boys will be counselled on what they think are their social roles, involving mentorship in different aspects that cross-cut cultural and social behaviours and values that children tend to carry from childhood that affect their characters to prevent abuse and social negligence when they grow up.

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The project focuses its implementation to youth (men) being sensitized and motivated to take leading parts in the community by spearheading gender involvement as a group securing the future generation. Also realising this age range, this project entails to educate these young men on sexual health and reproduction based on both male and female.

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This project focuses on men that are more involved in family, community and economic activities. This projects entails to reach different types of institutions to ensure that men understand and are educated on the rights of women and children. Men are emphasised on the importance of educating a girl child, the rights to land for women and importance of involving women in a variety of decisions concerning the economic state and performance of that institution.



Make a change by volunteering with us. Volunteer opportunities are available in projects,research and field work in the ares of Gender and policies, Children Education, Reproductive Health and Law are available.

Interested applicants should email a letter of interest and their resume's at info@mafge.org and we will respond as soon as possible.

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We have a supportive team that will always be there for you.

member image ELIGRANIA LEMA Financial Manager
ELIGRANIA LEMA Financial Manager

P O Box 8149 Arusha, Tanzania
+255 655 977 355, +255 767 977 355
eligrania@gmail.com, elig@mafge.org

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Male Advocacy for Gender Equality General Enquiries

P O Box 8149 Arusha, Tanzania

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