We are TAWLA

Giving Legal Aid since 1989

Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA)

Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA) is an organization founded in 1989 and officially registered in 1990 under the Societies Act (Cap 337 R.E 2002). The association was formed primarily as a guild for women lawyers in Tanzania geared to promote the professionalism of the membership, cause to advance legal and constitutional rights of women.

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
Advancing abortion rights in Tanzania (CAMMAC) Advance sexual reproductive health rights for women of reproductive age in Tanzania through creating friendly social, legal and policy environment, in line with article 14(2)(c) of the Protocol to the African Charter on the Rights of Women (Maputo protocol) Anonymous 2018 – 2019 Strategic objective three (S03)

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

  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
To enhance women access to justice through protection and secure their land and property rights through legal frameworks To enhance women access to justice through protection and secure their land and property rights through legal frameworks Anonymous 2018 – 2019 Strategic objective two

“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. The campaign against laws/policies that  hinder gender equality
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