TAMWA is a national level Non-Governmental Organization known as Tanzania Media Women's Association formed in 1987. TAMWA Zanzibar became fully self-governing and operational in both Isles of Unguja and Pemba since 2004. In January 2007, it attained its own separate registration. The registration number is 493 under Zanzibar Society Act No. 6 of 1995
TAMWA’s Mission is to advocate for women and children’s rights by conducting awareness raising activities for cultural, policy and legal changes in the society through the use of media. This mission is meant to facilitate the realization of the association’s Vision of existence of a peaceful Tanzania society, which respects human rights with a gender perspective.
The association in Zanzibar is constituted by more than 40 professional journalists accredited to various institutions largely media based. TAMWA Zanzibar has two offices in Unguja and Pemba led by its Director and it has full autonomy on implementation of activities and fundraising as speculated in the TAMWA constitution and the related documents
To advocate for women and children's rights for cultural, policy and legal changes/transformations in the society through the use of media
A peaceful Tanzanian society which respects human rights from a gender perspective.
Ms. Bahati Issa Suleiman (48), mother of eight children living in Kikungwi, Unguja Central District. Bahati is a hard working woman, she engaged herself in various income generating activities such as farming, poultry and food catering.
In 2016, she received training on poultry keeping organized by Tanzania Media’s Women Association (TAMWA-Zanzibar). Bahati thanks TAMWA for empowering her economically.
to TAMWA for enabling me to attend seminars and meetings that
wa Watu wa Matemwe is among the women group organized by TAMWA after being
conducted land needs assessment through sensitization meetings conducted in
various project areas. In Matemwe, Land conflicts have been the biggest challenge
and this due to existing of multiple and interacting driving forces that have
led to the conflict including low level of knowledge on land transfer. Over the
past 50 years local people have adopted new land uses coupled with new
livelihood in response to changing demand in agriculture products, restrictive
access to surveyed
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