About Tamwa Zanzibar

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 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

The organization is inclined to follow its Strategic Plan for 20I6 – 2020. TAMWA Zanzibar implements its program and activities focused on four strategic areas inclined with the mission and vision. The strategic areas involving addressing GBV and persistence gender inequalities; women’s social, political and economic empowerment; combating violence against children and especially the girl child; and institutional strengthening and networking

TAMWA Zanzibar has extensive experience in the implementation of programming interventions designed to promote equitable and sustainable development for poor and marginalized people, with a particular focus on women and girls, through a combination of social and economic empowerment approaches. Its media advocacy work has resulted not only into social change towards women perspective but also legal and policy landmark changes. The fresh example popular in Zanzibar and Tanzania as a whole was its pervasive media campaign in 2002 to 2005 against the Spinsters, Widows and Female Divorcee Act 1985 discriminative law which was providing a two year imprisonment for a girl who fell pregnant out of wedlock and automatically suspended the girl from school..

The objectives of this Organizatin are:

  • To address GBV and persistent gender inequalities.
  • To empower women's economically through engaging them in VSL and IGAs, access market and increase their income
  • To increase women's visibility in decision making organs in grassroots level to national.
  • To combat violence against children and especially the girl child
  • To strengthen institutional capacity and networking.

Contact us

P.O.Box 741,
Phone: +255772378378
Email: info@tamwaznz.org

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