1st Women Lawyers Forum coordinated by TAWLA and TLS held on the 17th March, 2017 at the AICC
This is a forum that was introduced for the first time during the Annual Conference and General Meeting by TLS and TAWLA. This forum intended to bring female advocates together for experience sharing and networking. The theme for the 2017 Women Lawyers Forum was “Women Lawyers in Legal Practice: Opportunities and Chalenge
Women advocates discussed and deliberated issues around the theme and further discussed how best they can make this forum sustainable in the future.The presenter on the forum was Amb. Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar.
Women Forum in Arumeru District, Arusha
Women Forum in Arumeru District under the Project titled "Promoting Women's Access to Land and Property Rights" The objective of this activity is to create women champions who shall mentor land rights within and outside the project's geographical jurisdiction.
The activity involved representatives from different women groups i.e women with disability, women paralegals, village members and ward councilors and some legal aid clients with land matters (to share some experience on land disputes).
The activity was blessed by the presence of some local government leaders including the ward councilor of Akheri, Ward executive officer, District Solicitor and Meru District Community Development Officer.
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.