16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. Participants chose the dates between November 25- International Day against Violence on Women- and December 10- International Human Rights Day- in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasize that such violence is a violation of human rights.
TAWLA among other human right organizations is participating in the 24th year of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign from 25th November – 10th December, 2015 through radio and TV Programs focusing on raising awareness and provide free legal aid.
The global theme for this year is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World, Make Education safe for all” and the theme at the national level is “Funguka! Chukua Hatua, Mlinde mototo apate elimu.” The theme recognizes the dire situation for millions of girls, boys, young women and men: whose universal human right to education is daily impacted or cut short due to violence, lack of resources, and discrimination.
Peace dialogues after the 25th October general elections
TAWLA coordinated peace dialogues within Pugu and Kisarawe areas which were aimed at sensitizing the public on the need for peace and harmony in Tanzania after the general elections of 25th October. These dialogues provided an interactive forum which served as a platform for sharing strategies that will bring forth peace and harmony beyond the elections, for the development of our country. “Peace is always brought by internal love that a person has and it is good to maintain it from family to national level” Commented one of the participants!
Dissemination of notice boards
TAWLA through the support of SIDA has produced and disseminated 40 notice boards with good governance messages in 32 wards and 8 Secondary schools within Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Tanga and Arusha regions. The notice boards will be used by local governments to display income and expenditure reports of their wards while in schools they will be used to stick SRHR brochures and other important notices.
Dialogue on Peace and Harmony during and after elections
TAWLA organized an event to sensitize people on the importance of peace and harmony during and after elections of October 2015 in Kisarawe and Pugu areas which was an opportunity to bring together local leaders and the community to dialogue on the importance of maintaining peace and harmony during and after elections. The participants identified things that might distort peace and pledged to be ambassadors in sensitizing the rest of the community on the importance of maintaining peace. For more pictures follow this link here>>