African Child Day
African Child day is celebrated every year on the 16th June, to honor the courage of students who marched for their right to education in 1976 in Soweto – South Africa. Nearly ten thousand black students protested as a way to demonstrate their disapproval of the Black Education Act, which was segregating students based on their race.
Currently, the Day of the African Child is an opportunity to raise awareness for the ongoing need to improve access to education for children across Africa.
Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons a large number of children in Africa still do not have access to education. Poverty, child marriage, discrimination and exploitation are major reasons for why many children do not attend schools.
Yet, as we all know, education is a powerful tool for human development. Education is the foundation for a better life for the children themselves and for prosperous African societies.
As we commemorate the African Child day this year, let us unite our efforts and “let’s help children to realize their rights and say no to issues affecting their lives in a negative way”
Eradicate violence against women and children
TAWLA participated in a meeting to prepare a five years National plan of action to eradicate violence against women and children.
The meeting brought together government organs, Non Government Organizations (NGO’S) and development partners to identify existing gaps and discuss issues that need to be addressed by the new plan of action.
The discussion was organized around the following thematic areas: Legislation, Social norms, children rights, Household economy, creating safe environment, Parenting, coordination and monitoring and evaluation.
Violence against women and children will only be eradicated if all of us refuse to tolerate it. “Let’s join hands to ensure that women and children of this country are free from violence.”
2016 Members Annual General Meeting
This year members Annual General Meeting was preceded with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) on "Financial inclusion at the heart of gender parity". The meeting took place on 28th May, 2016 at Hyatt Regency hotel - Dar es Salaam.
Defend women's dignity
All human beings are equal before the law; but in recent days there have been some people who oppose this fact by abusing women. Violence against women is a violation of human rights and an obstacle to development and social welfare. "Let us all stand together to defend women's dignity by informing the community about the importance and her contribution to the development of our nation"