Dar es Salaam, Aug. 28 -- As the Local Government and General Elections draw close, women are being encouraged not to remain behind, but instead contest at all levels for leadership posts to narrow current gender gap.

"Please do not have any fear, come forward and contest for local leadership posts, be they for a Member of Parliament (MP), House of Representative, and even the top position in the country (President).

Do not hesitate," said different Women Rights Activists ahead of the preparation for the 2020 general elections.

Mr Ali Haji Ubwa, one of them campaigning under the slogan 'Men-for-change' in collaboration with the Tanzania Media Women Association (TAMWA), said in a meeting that with women at the forefront, many opportunitie...