ROAD SAFETY COALITION
Every year 1.4 million people reported to depart this life, 20 -50 million people are reported to be permanently disabled as a result of injuries sustained in road crushes worldwide.
In Tanzania road accidents have claimed 1,580 lives between January and June this year, whereas 4,459 injuries were reported from 5,152 accidents countrywide, the Chief Traffic Police Commander Mohammed Mpinga revealed on 27th July,2016.
Based on the statistics TAWLA was compelled to initiate the formation of road safety coalition which will bring together stakeholders to advocate for road safety legal and policy environment in Tanzania with inclusion of 14 Community Based Organizations and three members by virtual of their position and expertise.
The coalition believed that having comprehensive laws to regulate road users will reduce the number of road crushes which have been the major cause of death and injuries which makes families lost their beloved ones and also government loose human resource which leads to setback of development.
Citizens also should be ready to change their behavior and being responsible when using the roads by adhering to laws and regulations.
It is high time now for all of us to participate, offer expertise and support within our reach in making sure that we raise awareness on the gaps of road safety legal and policy environment in our country.
“We both need to think about people we lose everyday on roads and let us take care and be road conscious users.”
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”
Eradicate violence against women and children
TAWLA participated in a meeting to prepare a five years National plan of action to eradicate violence against women and children.
The meeting brought together government organs, Non Government Organizations (NGO’S) and development partners to identify existing gaps and discuss issues that need to be addressed by the new plan of action.
The discussion was organized around the following thematic areas: Legislation, Social norms, children rights, Household economy, creating safe environment, Parenting, coordination and monitoring and evaluation.
Violence against women and children will only be eradicated if all of us refuse to tolerate it. “Let’s join hands to ensure that women and children of this country are free from violence.”