We are TAWLA

Giving Legal Aid since 1989

Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA)

Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) as of 2019 as a result of changes of legal framework where organisations that deal mainly with communities had to comply with The Non-Government Organisation Act, No. 24 of 2002 and its amendments made vide The Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act (No.3) of 2019. The organisation was formerly registered in 1990 under societies Act Cap 337 R.E 2002 as a guild to promote and advance legal and constitutional rights of women and children and this still stands to date.

The aims and objectives of the organization are; to advocate for gender equality, promotion of human dignity and gender justice through policy, legal and institutional reforms, community action and media engagement.

We’re are TAWLA

Our Current Projects

PROJECT NAME Objective Donor DURATION Contribution to SP Strategy
Promote gender equality outcomes in partners’ just food systems and sustainable livelihood projects. To improve gender equality outcome in We Effect partners’ just food systems and sustainable livelihood projects in Mwanza, Dodoma, Iringa, Njombe, and Kilimanjaro Regions by 2027. We Effect January 2023- December 2027 KEY OBJECTIVE 01: To advance gender equity through programs that promote accountability, progressive laws, transparency, and access to justice at Zonal, National, and international level by 2025 S 05: Designing and implementing programs to promote gender equity and address emerging / cross cutting issues that have an adverse effect on women and children.
Advocating for the adoption and implementation of a national mandatory standard on Front of Pack Warning Label (FOPL) to promote healthy diets in Tanzania.  

To influence for the development of a national mandatory standard on front-of-pack warning labels to provide clear information for consumers as per the Internationally recommended and Evidence-based best practices. It is designed to contribute to the reduction of the prevalence of poor dietary quality and diet-related diseases by providing clear guidance to consumers on healthier food choices.

Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) Dec 2023 – May 2025 KEY OBJECTIVE 01: To advance gender equity through programs that promote accountability, progressive laws, transparency, and access to justice at Zonal, National, and international level by 2025 S 04: Regular research and Evidence-based advocacy for legal reforms on laws affecting women and children countrywide and disseminate such reports to relevant Stakeholders.
S 05: Designing and implementing programs to promote gender equity and address emerging / cross cutting issues that have an adverse effect on women and children.
Contributing to the attainment of gender equity into We effect partners’ programs through technical support provision (GEWPPA)

 

Ensure gender equity into we -effect partners’ programs WE EFFECT 2018 – 2022 Strategic objective two (2)

“Create sustainable access to justice for vulnerable women”

  1. Legal aid
  2. Legal literacy
Strategic objective three

“ “ Promoting gender equality through review/amendment of laws and policies  that hinder gender equality”

  1. Evidence-based advocacy
  2. The campaign against laws policies that  hinder gender equality
  3. Engage with decision makers
CSO Parallel support to Land tenure support program Increased involvement of approximately 60,000 citizens in land adjudication matters and security of tenure at village level in Ulanga and Kilombero Districts in Morogoro region WE EFFECT Jan 2019 – June 2019 Strategic objective two (2)

“Create sustainable access to justice for vulnerable women

 

  1. Build the capacities of communities to deliver legal aid in the/nearby community
  2. Legal aid
  3. Legal literacy
Strategic objective three

“ “ Promoting gender equality through review/amendment of laws and policies  that hinder gender equality”

  1. Promote public dialogue
  2. Champions building targeting strategic key decision making structures
  3. The campaign against laws policies that  hinder gender equality
Development of safer driving and mobility through the improvement of existing laws and policies in Tanzania Contributing to the improvement of road safety legal and policy environment in Tanzania through addressing gaps in the road safety legislation that link directly to the current high rate of road crashes in the country GRSP – Global road safety program 2018  – 2020 Strategic objective three

“ Promoting gender equality through review/amendment of laws and policies  that hinder gender equality”

  1. Evidence-based advocacy
  2. Evidence-based advocacy
  3. The campaign against laws policies that  hinder gender equality
  4. Engage with decision makers
Women and Youths Political Representation Enhanced An increased inclusive political system for women and youth in 2019 and 2020 elections at national and local levels in Tanzania European Union (EU)  2017 – 2019 Strategic objective three (03)
  1. Evidence-based advocacy
  2. Promote public dialogue
  3. Champions building targeting strategic key decision making structures
  4. The campaign against laws policies that  hinder gender equality
  5. Engage with decision makers