SMGEO Constitution


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CONSTITUTION OF SOCIAL MAINSTREAMING FOR GENDER EQUALITY ORGANIZATION (SMGEO).
Morogoro, Tanzania.

PREAMBLE

We, the undersigned of the present Constitution believe that gender discrimination and imbalance are the challenges that jeopardize the stability and wellbeing of the society in present and future generation, thus SMGEO as Non-Profit Organization are engaging to restore and promote equal integration of both male and female as well as disadvantages groups in the development projects for community benefit.

Article I.NAME OF ORGANIZATION

The name of this Organization shall be Social Mainstreaming for Equality Organization (SMGEO)

Article II. LOCATION

The physical address of the head office of the Organization shall be BOX 6444 Morogoro, Tanzania opposite CCM -Sabasaba Buildings. Email: smgeo2015@gmail.com
Where necessary upon the decision of the Board   shall be branches office of the Organization elsewhere in which projects are operated

Article III. VISION

A society that upholds gender equality, dignity, respect and fairness for all in order to meet socio-economic development,

Article IV. MISSION

Article V. STATEMENT OF BELIEF

The Organization affirms hereafter that:
Equality for male and female as well as disadvantaged groups in whole process of development in the society. Meaning to say “Without Gender equality no development”,
     i.            Achievement of equality in the society needs facilitation and awareness majority on real means of gender and it’s aspects in the society
   ii.            Cultural norms and practices that mostly practiced in our society should be looked in order to analyze tradition practices that bar equal participation in whole process of development,

Article VI. PURPOSE OF ORGANIZATION

The purpose of this Organization shall be:
        i.            To provide teachings and information that promotes equal integration of both male and female as well as disadvantaged groups including Blind, Cripple, Albinisms, and Deaf in the whole process of development.
      ii.            To help society & individuals willing to make equal opportunity in ownership, access and control.
    iii.            To create employment through projects established by Organization including agricultural and entrepreneurial activities established by organization.
    iv.            To propagate notions that promotes gender relation in the community.
      v.            To provide facts that reveal actual situation of gender issues on the society and it\s impact to the society
    vi.            To promote sustainable use of environments through a forestation and re-afforestation program by integration for both male and female in the community.
  vii.            To create harmony and sense of belongingness for both in the community.
viii.            To restore the image of gender and it’s perception in the society.
    ix.            To promote gender awareness in the society within the society.
      x.            To provide necessary knowledge on the issues of facts on Gender matters within the society.

Article VII. OBJECTIVES OF ORGANIZATION

By virtue of the Organization’s purpose and statement of belief set forth herein, the Organization’s objectives shall be:
        i.            To raise  awareness, understanding and knowledge on health  on various diseases including HIV/AIDS  and other STD’s  as well as other diseases affecting Tanzanians people in general in their respectively areas.
      ii.            Preservation of environment from destruction and the use of other sources like biogas for domestic activities.
    iii.            To conduct demonstration to address various matters pertaining in the society like gender violence’s
    iv.            To make socio-economic researches and analysis for community development benefit.
      v.            To promote Good Agricultural Practices (GAP’s) in all types of agriculture.
    vi.            To create programmes of facilitating and evaluation of Gender Based Violence to the community
  vii.            Establishment of social services centers like schools, hospitals and orphan’s centers to meet Tanzania Development Vision  2025 as well as International Development Vision
viii.            To create and establish theatre/ Artisans group that shall promote gender equality, dignity and influence socio- economic development in the community.

Article: VIII.  APPLICATION OF PENAL CODE,

The Organization shall be abide with United Republic of Tanzania constitution and related laws

Article IX MEMBERSHIP AND STAKEHOLDERS

Sub article 1, Membership

Membership of Organization are based on individuals at all levels, SMGEO has mainly three types of membership

Sub article 2; Categories of membership

        i.            Founding members-These shall consist of all members who devoted their efforts, time, moral and materials support in establishing the organization registered.
      ii.            Honorary members-Shall include person other these mentioned above who in one way or another have made substantial contribution towards the achievement of the objectives of the organization.
    iii.            Ordinary /Joining members- these are member of the organization  which join the organization after its registration

Sub article 3; Qualification for Membership

The qualification for membership shall be the following
a) To be dedicated local Tanzania aged 18 and above with interest to support the motives of the organization.
b) To agree and accept the conditions set out in this constitution.
c) To subscribe to the objectives of the organization.
d) To pay registration fee, annual contribution, and any other fees as may be determined by the General Meeting.
e) Should be willing to volunteer in the organization.
a) All incoming members shall fill in an application form and submit it to the Executive Secretary.
b) The Executive Secretary shall table the application form to the Executive committee for scrutiny and approval.
c) The Executive Secretary shall submit the proposal of admission to the General Meeting for approval.
d) The Executive Secretary shall notify membership status to the successful applicant after general meeting approval

Sub article 5; Obligation of SMGEO Members


        i.            SMGEO membership is a voluntary and entrance fee is Tshs. 100,000/=. A member can just pay more than this amount if wishes to. Entrance fee once paid is non-refundable.
      ii.            Anyone who want to volunteer as part of his or her training or field studying  in the organization should contribute to the organization monthly Tshs 100,000 for a Tanzanian while  USD 550 per for Non-Tanzanian. Those basic needs such as accommodation and meals shall be his or her own cost during his or her training time but where necessary the organization will support volunteer to meet his or her targeted goal.
    iii.            There shall be registration form for application for volunteers that will be filled by applicants.
    iv.            Annual fee payment is Tshs. 50,000/= per member per annum for each member of an organization
      v.            All payments of membership and volunteering should be done at bank account an organization and bank receipts shall be given to the organization for proof.
i.            Subject to this constitution, to be elected to any leadership position in the organization, and subject to be qualified
ii.            To be elected or to vote in the election of leaders according to its qualifications.
iii.            To attend the annual general meetings and extra ordinary meetings.
iv.            To settle his/her financial obligations to SMGEO on a timely basis.
v.            To corporate with organization’s leadership to ensure that the organization objectives are achieved.
vi.            To be responsible to initiatives of organization’s leadership in the promotion of various activities as they relate to the objects and function of the society.

Sub article 7: Duties of SMGEO Members

i.            To defend the organization’s vision, mission and objectives.
ii.            To do all such lawful things that may bring about the organization sustainability
iii.            To suggest amendments to the constitution.
iv.            To participate and be heard in all meetings.
v.            To call an emergency meeting if the opinion will be accepted with more than 2/3 of the members.
vi.            To know all the progress steps of the organization.

Sub article 8; Termination of membership

Membership shall cease to exist on any of the following grounds: -
        i.            A member ceases to exist by reason of death.
      ii.            If the member is conducting him or herself in a manner not designed to promote the good name of the organization (see the rules of conduct).
    iii.            Individual decision of discontinuing to be a member by written note
    iv.            Any act or commission, which in the opinion of the General Assembly causes damage to the organization.
      v.            Misconduct leading to disruption of activities of organization
    vi.             Becomes of unsound mind and is found lunatic.
  vii.            If member does not meet the conditions of the organization
viii.            If member fails to attend two continuous meeting he/she suppose to attend without course.
    ix.            Is found quilt of offences against humanity
      x.            Failure to perform duties as a member due to sickness or other serious constraints.
    xi.             Failure to pay fees and subscriptions for a period of one year
  xii.            Voluntary resignation. A member may resign by writing a letter of resignation from membership and general meeting will be informed

 












CHAPTER TWO

Article X;.ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND OFFICE BEARERS

A: ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE

The Organization shall have following organs
a)      The General Assembly
b)      The Board of Directors
       c) The Executive Committee

Sub article 1:  The General Assembly

i. There shall ordinarily be convened at The General Assembly a of the organization once in every year at a place and time to be determined by the Executive Committee but shall be held not later than 31st December in year.
ii. Any other The General Assembly  of the meeting of the members of the organization shall be an extra-ordinary general meeting which may be called by the Executive Committee of his own motion or at the request in writing of two third of active members.
iii. The quorum at the General Assembly shall be half of the active member of the organization entitle to attend, and decision of the majority of voting members present at the meeting shall deemed to be a decision of the organization
iv. The agenda of the annual general meeting shall consist of
a) Matters arising from the previous general meeting
b) To discuss and to approve the annual progress report, annual accounts and auditor’s report
c) To appoint an external auditor upon the recommendation of the executive committee.
d) To discuss and approve the annual plan of action, budget and strategies.
e) To elect the executive committee members every for years.
f) To appointment senior staff.
g) To take disciplinary measures.
h) To approve regulations and the members appointed to the committees and task forces.
i) To approve new membership, resignation and expulsion.
j) To make and approve need for changes and amend of the constitution.
k) Any other business with leave of the chair.
v. The executive at any time can call any extra ordinary General Meeting of the society either of his own motion or upon the request in writing of ten or more members of the society starting the propose for which the meeting is to be called.
vi. The annual general meeting shall be the supreme the decision making body on all matters regarding the discharge of rights and duties of the members and organs of the society on all issue pertaining to the constitution, Rules and their implementation.
vii. Invitation to all general meeting shall be addressed to all members at least 14 days before the date of the meeting unless the constitution states otherwise.
viii. The accidental omission to give notes of the meeting to or non receipt of the notes of the meeting by any member may not invalidate the proceeding at any meeting.
ix. If at any meeting the Meeting the chairperson is not present within 15 minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting, the members present shall choose one of the member to be a chairperson.
x. The chairperson may, with the consent of any meeting at which a quorum is present (and shall if so directed by the meeting, adjourn the meeting from time to time and from place to place, but no business shall be transacted at any adjourned meeting other than the business left unfinished at the meeting from which adjournment took place, when the meeting is adjourned for 20 days or more notes of the adjourned meeting shall be given as in the case of the original meeting).
xi. At any general meeting a resolution put to the vote of the meeting shall be decided on a show of hands unless a poll is (before or on the declaration of the results of the show of hands) demanded by any member present in person a declaration by the chairman that a resolution has, on a show of hands been carried unanimously or by a particular majority, or lost and conclusive evidence of the fact without proof of the number or proportion of votes recorded in favor of or against that resolution. A poll shall always be held when the following issues are brought for deliberation
 a) Amendments of these Articles
 b) Election of office bearers
 c) The Executive Committee
xii. If the poll is dully demanded it shall be taken in such manner as chairman directs, and the results of the poll shall be deemed to be resolution of the resolution of the meeting at which the poll was demanded.
xiii. In the case of an equality of an equality of votes on a poll, the chairman of the meeting at which the poll is demanded shall be entitled to a second or casting vote.
xiv. A poll demanded on a question of adjournment, shall be taken for with a poll demanded on any other question shall be taken at such time the chairman of the meeting directs.

The Board of Directors

Sub article 2; Establishment of Board of Directors

There is hereby established a Board of Directors the members of which shall be appointed by the Annual General Meeting of the Organization and the number of which until otherwise shall from time to time be determined by Annual General Meeting shall be ten (10) .
Office bearers will enter into the board with the qualifications of leadership.

Sub article 3: Terms of Board

Period of leadership is two years, but an individual can be selected for more than one term. Three years position will be up for vote, the next year one. This is to ensure both continuity and change.

Sub article 4: Qualifications to be appointed as Board of Directors

All persons eligible for appointment to the position of Board of Directors shall possess the following qualifications:
                                i.            At least a holder of Form Four Secondary School Certificate.
                              ii.            Minimum 3 year’s professional experience in the field of interest.
                            iii.            Applicant must be willing to work for the Organization on a voluntary basis.
                            iv.            Board member must not be subject to another employment contract the terms which will interfere with his / her performance in the Organization activities.
                              v.            Legal knowledge and skills on regulations of non-profit organizations and needs of our clients as well as resources required to provide for the needs.
                            vi.            Professional and managerial (Financial, Fundraising, human resources, legal etc.) skills and ability to apply them at governance level.
                          vii.            Knowledge of Policy and Strategy in SMGEO related campaigns and advocacy issues.
                        viii.            Understanding of the working relations and operating environment of SMGEO
                            ix.            Experience and understanding of leadership positions in networks.
Sub article 5: Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
A.    To ensure that constitutions and other laws pertaining to the normal and legal operation of the Organization are followed.
B.     The Board of the Directors under the initiative of the Director of Organization shall formulate the management strategies :
                    i.            Define the governance orientation
                  ii.            It shall set the direction of the  Organization
                iii.            The board shall be active in seeking funds and other resources for the normal operations of the organization
                iv.            It shall initiate ideas.
                  v.            It shall ensure the preservation of the integrity of the founder’s mission.
                vi.            It shall hire appoint and fire executive officers
              vii.            It shall monitor and supervise the action of the Executive Committee and provide advice to the latter.
            viii.            It shall review, appraise, approve or disapprove the use of resources

 Sub article 6 Guidelines in choosing the Board members

Ideally the board member should be:
        i.            Ready to learn, educate others and to be criticized or criticize accordingly.
      ii.            One who accepts this constitution
    iii.            One who can lead others
    iv.            An accepted person.
      v.            One who can realize the problems of the organization, if any
    vi.            Transparent and trustful
  vii.            Tolerant and one who does not give up easily
viii.            Able to read, write and elaborate a report
    ix.            Able to look for solution of the problems of the organization.

Sub article 7 Termination of Board membership

        i.            Resignation in case a member, on his/her interest will resign by tendering a written notice two month in advance and shall not claim anything of the organization. The same shall be applied to organization members.
      ii.            If the General Assembly or an extraordinary General Assembly decides to give a vote of distrust, that is if 3/4 vote in favor of removing the Board member.
    iii.            Failure to attend 3 meetings consecutively without giving a report
Sub article 8 The Board of Directors is vested with powers to appoint / elect/ hire any staff o hold the post in any designated office

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall be composed of Chairperson, who shall be the Chairperson of the Board, Administrative officer who shall be a Secretary, and Treasurer and assistant Directors on each of the following committee, Development Committee, Financial Committee, Public relation committee and community affairs committee.
All members of the Executive committee shall be elected by the Annual General Meeting of the organization amongst members with knowledge and experience in gender and community development, finance, management, education, health, Environmental matters and leadership.
The management of the affairs and the conduct of the business of the organization is vested in the Executive Committee appointed by the Annual General Meeting and shall discharge its functions according to this constitution, Organization manual guide book, Rules, Regulations and Resolution of the society in General Meetings.
The Executive Committee shall consist of
a) The Chairperson
b) The Executive Secretary
c) The Treasurer
d) The other member elected by the Annual General Meeting.
The Executive Committee shall be overall in charge of the management, support and monitor the implementation of the policy and programme activities and the conduct of the affairs and business of the organization and shall for the purpose.
Sub article 9 Responsibilities of The Executive Committee
a) Formulate and plan the activities programmes and projects of the organization
b) Ensure the proper and efficient use and management of the funds, property and resources of the organization.
c) Caused to establish a Trust Fund for the purpose of the society.
d) Make a publish Rules and Regulations, Manual Guide Book to be used in conducting all the activities of the organization.
e) Ensure that proper records and books of accounts are kept regarding all the transactions related to the funds, property and resources of the organization.
f) Prepare accounts of the organization and submit them for Audit by authorized Auditors.
g) Do all such lawful acts and things for the purpose of the organization and its organs. The Executive Committee shall ordinary meet once every quarter but extra ordinary meetings of the Executive committee may be convened any time.
ii. At any meeting of the Executive committee five members shall constitute quorum. Decisions shall be passed by majority of the votes of the members present and voting. In the events of an equality of votes of chairman shall have casting votes in addition to his deliberative votes. Vote shall be taken be taken by secret ballot or by show of hands as the Executive committee may see fit of direct in each case.

B: OFFICE BEARERS

The organization shall have the following office bearers
(a)The chairperson
(b) The General Secretary
(c) The Treasurer
The office bearers shall have the right to allowance on conditions to be determined by the General Meeting.

The Chairperson

Shall be elected by General Meeting with the following responsibilities:
        i.            Shall be the chief Executive responsible for overall running of SMGEO
      ii.             The Chairperson shall chair all the General Meetings and the Executive Committee Meeting of the Organization.
    iii.            Shall be the principal speaker of the group
    iv.            Shall be answerable to the General meeting
      v.            Shall be a chairperson of all board meetings.
    vi.            Shall be one of the signatories of the organization’s Bank account.
  vii.            Shall confirm the minutes of the previous meeting as the yearly report together with the members
viii.             Shall be overseer of the rights of every member in giving his/her opinion during the meeting.
    ix.            Shall be major overseer of the use of money and other values of the organization.

The Executive Secretary

Shall be elected by General Meeting with the following responsibilities:
        i.            Shall be the secretary of the meetings and responsible person for minutes and record keeping.
      ii.            Shall prepare minutes for the meetings and work in collaboration with the Director and other members
    iii.            Shall be one of the signatories in the Bank account.
    iv.            Shall be major factor in day-to-day activities of the organization.
      v.            Shall be the advisor of the chairperson on issues pertaining the organization execution
    vi.            Shall prepare annual report along with report of the General Assembly.

The Treasurer

Shall be elected by General Meeting with the following responsibilities:
        i.            As the treasurer of the organization he/ she will be overall responsible for all financial matters of the organization on.
      ii.            Shall be advisor to the Director and board on all financial matters.
    iii.            Shall be a cashier, certifier and disburser of the all payments that may be approved by the organization.
    iv.            Shall be one of the signatories in the Bank account.
      v.            Shall be in charge of financial record
    vi.            Shall prepare annual estimates of income and expenditure and to present them to the board.
  vii.            Shall be responsible for collection of money of the organization and banking.
viii.            Shall present report on income and expenditure of the organization to the General Assembly
        i.            Shall be advisory in technical issues,
      ii.            Shall responsible on solving disputes arise in the organization,
    iii.            Shall emphasize the organization to run into highly fair standard,

Article XI. RESIGNATION AND REMOVAL OF DIRECTORS

Sub article 1. A Director can resign at any time upon written request to the Board. Any Director or the entire Board of Directors may be removed by a two-thirds (2/3) of the entire eligible members at the General Assembly respectively by the initiative of the Director or the decision of the Members.
Sub article 2. In order to avoid a misuse of power or ill-inspired malicious actions that can paralyze the normal operation of the entire Organization, such attempt to remove a Board member or the entire Board shall be reasonably and strictly motivated by a clear gross and provable violation or misconduct attributable to the entire Board or to the member against whom the act shall be being brought.
Sub article 3. Any decision to remove an officer from his position for any reason shall be reported to the General Assembly and confirmed by the Members after granting a fair hearing to the individual against whom the decision has been or is being taken.

Article XII. VACANCIES

Sub article 1. Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Directors or an extension of the authorized size of the Board may be respectively filled or exercised by the affirmative vote of the Board before confirmation by the Members at the General Assembly.
Sub article 2. A Director elected to fill a vacant position or to assume new responsibilities in the extended Board shall immediately be operational while awaiting the next general or annual meeting at which he/she shall be confirmed by the Members.

Article XIII TENURE OF OFFICE FOR OFFICE BEARER

        i.            There shall be two term of leadership comprises of six (6) years whereby one term comprises of three years.
      ii.            General Election  shall be after every three (3) years held in Annual General Meeting
    iii.            Leaders can apply to the next term but cannot exceeding six (6) consecutive years of work at the same position of the titled position.

The organization shall convene an annual meeting where members will be informed about the accomplishment of the Organization, the financial report as well as the program of activities as elaborated for the future calendar year. This gathering shall also allow Members to come up with new suggestions and observations for the betterment of the Organization’s operations.
        i.            There shall ordinarily be convened an Annual General Meeting of the organization once in every year at a place and time to be determined by the Executive Secretary but shall be held not later than 31st mach in year.
      ii.            . The quorum at the general meeting shall be half of the active member of the organization entitle to attend, and decision of the majority of voting members present at the meeting shall deemed to be a decision of the organization
    iii.            The agenda of the annual general meeting shall consist of  :
a) Matters arising from the previous general meeting
b) To discuss and to approve the annual progress report, annual accounts and auditor’s report
c) To approve remuneration, if any for the members of the executive committee.
d) To discuss and approve the annual plan of action, budget and strategies.
e) To elect the executive committee members every years.
f) To appoint senior staff.
g) To take disciplinary measures.
h) To approve regulations and the members appointed to the committees and task forces.
i) To approve new membership, resignation and expulsion.
j) To make and approve need for changes and amend of the constitution.
k) Any other business with leave of the chair.
    iv.            . The executive Secretary at any time can call any extra ordinary General Meeting of the Organization  either of his own motion or upon the request in writing of ten or more members of the Organization, starting the propose for which the meeting is to be called.
      v.            The annual general meeting shall be the supreme the decision making body on all matters regarding the discharge of rights and duties of the members and organs of the society on all issue pertaining to the constitution, Rules and their implementation.
    vi.            The accidental omission to give notes of the meeting to, or non receipt of the notes of the meeting by any member may not invalidate the proceeding at any meeting.
  vii.            If at any meeting the chairperson is not present within 15 minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting, the members present shall choose one of the members to be a chairperson.
viii.            The chairperson may, with the consent of any meeting at which a quorum is present (and shall if so directed by the meeting, adjourn the meeting from time to time and from place to place, but no business shall be transacted at any adjourned meeting other than the business left unfinished at the meeting from which adjournment took place, when the meeting is adjourned for 20 days or more notes of the adjourned meeting shall be given as in the case of the original meeting).
    ix.            At any general meeting a resolution put to the vote of the meeting shall be decided on a show of hands unless a poll is (before or on the declaration of the results of the show of hands) demanded by any member present in person a declaration by the chairman that a resolution has, on a show of hands been carried unanimously or by a particular majority, or lost and conclusive evidence of the fact without proof of the number or proportion of votes recorded in favour of or against that resolution. A poll shall always be held when the following issues are brought for deliberation
a)Amendments of these Articles,
b) Election of office bearers
c) Appointment of Executive Committee,
xii. If the poll is dully demanded it shall be taken in such manner as chairman directs, and the results of the poll shall be deemed to be resolution of the resolution of the meeting at which the poll was demanded.
      x.            A poll demanded on a question of adjournment, shall be taken for with a poll demanded on any other question shall be taken at such time the chairman of the meeting directs.
Annual meetings shall be called by recordable e-mails or postal mails fifteen (10) to twenty (15) days prior to their sessions.

Sub article 2 Ordinary General Meetings:

The organization shall meet two or three times in a year under the president to prepare the next monthly meeting and to decide the agenda of the upcoming annual assembly, report ongoing projects or any other miscellaneous matters. Board meetings shall be called through recordable e-mails or postal mails fifteen (15) days prior to their session.

Sub article 3. Extra-Ordinary General Meetings:

The Director can call a special meeting of its members at any time following any sensitive or urgent situation that requires a quick action. Such meeting shall be called within seven to ten days by a recordable e-mail or postal mail.
 Any other meeting of the members of  organization shall be an extra-ordinary general meeting which may be called by the Director  of his/her own motion or at the request in writing of two third of active members.

Article XV. QUORUM AND VOTING

Sub article 1. More than half of the total number of eligible members present at a meeting shall constitute a quorum for any meeting session to take place. No quorum shall be required for the General Assembly although every member shall be informed of its upcoming session as instructed herein. An absolute majority of the votes of the members present at a Board meeting or a General Assembly shall be sufficient to nullify or pass a project or a proposal. Quorum of decision shall be passed by a of 2/3 of active members of all attendant

Article XVII FUNDING AND RESOURCES

Sub article 1. The Organization shall generate its funds and resources from different sources .These sources of funds of the Organization shall be:
                                i.            Contributions from members
                              ii.            Statutory registration fee.
                            iii.            Fund raising.
                            iv.            Donation and grants.
                              v.            Charitable individuals
Compulsory annual SMGEO membership contributions as may be determined
Sub article 2.Bank account and Signatories
        i.            All money shall be kept at Bank account of an Organization.
      ii.            Signatories shall be three people that is Chairperson, General Secretarary and Treasurer or one member of Organization underwritten signature and fingerprint mark.
    iii.            Withdraw money will be at cheque only.

Article XVIII FISCAL YEAR

The Organization’s fiscal year shall commence on 1st January and end on 31st December of every year .December 31st shall be the Organization’s Celebratory Day where the prestige and honor of the Organization achievements shall be solemnly recognized.
Sub article 1. In the event of the dissolution of the Organization, after any or all the obligations have been honored, all the money and assets held by the Organization shall be donated to a charitable entity or nonprofit organization that has similar objectives like this organization and it shall be chosen and approved by the Members.

Sub article 2. Two-thirds of the members present at the meeting shall be required to approve the dissolution. The dissolution meeting shall be called similarly to the convening provisions stipulated under the Article XXI.

Article XX LOGO

The Organization’s logo shall be a male and female holding hands moving to a hill of ‘gender and development’ No Organization’s official letter or document to the thirds shall be sent or made out without either the Organization’s logo or the signature of the authorized officer.

Article XXI. CODE OF CONDUCT

Sub article 1 The actions of every leadership member of the Organization at the Board and Executive Committee level shall always embody the statement of belief and the objectives and mission of the Organization as well as the commitment to working for the public benefit and not for private profit.

Sub article 2. The action of the Organization shall be conducted strictly within the framework of promoting longevity in gender and development and saving disadvantage groups for the wellbeing the society as a whole.

Sub article 3 Any leadership member who shall engage in behaviors or practices deemed contradictory to the mission and goals of the Organization shall be immediately removed from his/her functions. Every member is expected to exhibit behaviors that reflect the objectives and vision of the Organization.

Sub article 4. Organization’s leaders shall to the fullest of their capacity refrain from engaging in behaviors that undermine the code of conduct of the Organization.

Sub article 5. Leaders’ behaviors in their gender relationships shall demonstrate the value of the Scarves of honor they hold and reflect the letter and spirit of the present Constitution with respect to its fundamental mission in our society. Leaders of the Organization shall demonstrate an ability to refrain from behaviors that can lead to gender bias or violence’s and shall exhibit an ability to resolve gender differences or discrimination.

Sub article 6. Board members shall meet and determine steps, solutions, or punishments for violations that threaten the integrity of the present Constitution and the credibility of the Organization.





CHAPTER FOUR

Article XXI. AMENDMENTS

Sub article 1. Two thirds (2/3) of all the members present at the meeting shall be required to approve an amendment(s) or a revision(s).

Sub article 2. Proposed amendment(s) or revision(s) of the Constitution or Bylaws shall be mailed to all members no less than thirty (30) days after the consideration of the amendment(s) or revision(s) by the Board of Directors.

Article XXII. DECLARATION OF FOUNDING MEMBERS

Whose names and address are subscribed desires to be formed into organization in pursuance with the constitution, do hereby set our hands to be the founding members of Social and Mainstreaming for Gender Equality Organization (SMGEO)

No
Name of Member
SEX
Phone (+255)
Position
1
ERIC S KUHOGA
M
0753 599 827
0717 720 676

DIRECTOR
2
BONIFAS MHANGA
M
0766974052
0658974052

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
3
SALIM J.DURU
M

0769444788

TREASURER
4
ENID K.BOMA
F
0755992066

MEMBER

5
FRANK NCHANILA
M

0764939293

MEMBER
6
TUMAINI DAVID
F

0717775861

MEMBER
7
LILIAN KIWELU
F

0718511127
MEMBER

8
MARY J.BENDA
F

0755398336

MEMBER
9
DIANA MSITU
F
0785046203
MEMBER
10
AMAN C ERNEST
M
0759201149
MEMBER
11
MWENYEHERI ABDUL
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ERICKY KOYANGA
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