THE INTERNATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY
TAWLA is joining hands with the rest of the World to commemorate the International Girl Child Day celebrated worldwide every 11th October. The theme for this year’s International Day of the Girl Child is based on the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals. The slogan is: Girls’ Progress equals Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls.
It is estimated that there is 1.1 billion girls worldwide who are central to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Therefore in the realization of this year’s theme, TAWLA is committed and further pledges to continue providing legal empowerment to end discrimination and harmful practices like early marriages and violence against girls.
TAWLA believe that investing in girls will empower them to be able to build their dreams for their future lives.
"Let us all work hard to make sure we count all girls, because all girls count." (Ban Ki-moon-UN Secretary–General: 2016)
ROAD SAFETY AGENDA
As a vibrant leading human rights women organization, TAWLA embark on road safety agenda. TAWLA leads the Road Safety coalition of CSO’s and key stakeholders. The purpose of this project is to contribute to the improvement of road safety legal and policy environment by addressing gaps in the road safety legislation that link directly to current high rate of road accidents in the country.
Additionally, TAWLA has engaged itself with several media houses in advocating for the improved road safety legal and policy environment. For instance, TAWLA’s Executive Director Ms. Tike Mwambipile together with other Coalition members participated in one Television program namely, “This Week in Perspective” at TBC 1 TV Station (hosted by one Adam Simbe) to discuss the current road safety situation in the Tanzania. Ms. Mwambipile spoke generally on the existing road safety legislation and the need to have the proposed amendments for better improvement of road safety situation in the country.
Apart from the above activities, TAWLA has conducted a two days capacity building meeting with road safety stakeholders aimed at; capacity building and sensitization of officials from relevant Ministries by aligning gaps in the existing laws and policies on road safety; creating champions who will help to promote an improved road safety legal environment with increased political will.
Saba Saba exhibition
Welcome to our pavilion at Saba Saba grounds - Dar es Salaam from 1st July to 7th July, 2016 to familiarize more on women and children rights
African Child Day
African Child day is celebrated every year on the 16th June, to honor the courage of students who marched for their right to education in 1976 in Soweto – South Africa. Nearly ten thousand black students protested as a way to demonstrate their disapproval of the Black Education Act, which was segregating students based on their race.
Currently, the Day of the African Child is an opportunity to raise awareness for the ongoing need to improve access to education for children across Africa.
Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons a large number of children in Africa still do not have access to education. Poverty, child marriage, discrimination and exploitation are major reasons for why many children do not attend schools.
Yet, as we all know, education is a powerful tool for human development. Education is the foundation for a better life for the children themselves and for prosperous African societies.
As we commemorate the African Child day this year, let us unite our efforts and “let’s help children to realize their rights and say no to issues affecting their lives in a negative way”