Reports TAWLA and partners

Report on strengthening women's voices in the context of agricultural investments: Lessons from Tanzania

This report constitutes one of four countrywide assessments produced under the International Institute for Environment and Development’s (IIED) ‘Gender, land and accountability in the context of agricultural and other natural resource investments’ initiative. The goal of the initiative is to strengthen rural women’s livelihood opportunities by empowering them in relation to community land stewardship and increasing their ability to hold agricultural investors in East and West Africa to account.

Drawing on a literature review conducted by the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA) and IIED, as well as on primary field research conducted by TAWLA in 2015, this report provides a backdrop of relevant policies and practice; a gender analysis of the policy framework governing land and investments; and recommendations on how to work towards land rights securing and better inclusion in land governance processes for women in Tanzania.

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Review of laws and policies related to gender based violence of Tanzania mainland. 01/12/2014


The Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE II) project has been implemented in ten (10) districts of Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar since 2012.

The project is aimed at contributing to the improvement of the living conditions of men and women in Tanzania through a support that promotes gender equality and empowerment of women. TAWLA’s role as a partner is to implement the project activities in three districts, namely; Kisarawe, Mvomero and Ilala of Coastal, Morogoro and Dar es Salaam regions respectively.

Part of the project’s focus is to consider to what extent do the current legal and institutional frameworks address gender rights issues as far as the project’s goal is concerned. This analysis was to make some reflections on those issues. As such, the objectives of the study were; to review the current laws and policies that have an impact on the gender based violence (GBV); and to identify existing gaps as well as suggesting areas for further reforms.

The main methods used to make this analysis were desk review of various documents and consultations with the key informants. The documents reviewed included relevant laws, policies and literatures. The key informant consulted included academicians, practicing lawyers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and government officials.


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