TAMWA was started by 12 media women, but the membership has grown to more that 100 women journalists with minimum Diploma in the profession and three years of experience. the founder menbers are; Fatma Alloo, Edda Sanga, Leila Sheikh,
Rose Haji, Ananilea Nkya, Valerie Msoka, Pili Mtambalike, Elizabeth Mariale, Halima Shariff, Rose Kalemera, Jamilla Chipo and Nellie Kidela.
Members are based in various regions of the United Republic of Tanzania but majority are in Dar-es-Salaam and Zanzibar. The organization membership has both professional and ethical requirement.
Minimum diploma holders in journalism and above with not less than 3 years experience in media practice.
Degree holders with not less than 3 years experience in media and are in practice.
Committed, sensitive and a role model in upholding, promoting and defending human rights and equality in the society
Credibility, integrity, self-respecting and respect for others.
Responsible and accountable
TAMWA Partners and Network
Apart from members and staff, TAMWA works in partnership with various media institutions both in the Mainland and Zanzibar, government sectors, like-minded organizations mainly through Feminist Activism Coalition (FemAct) and individuals.
TAMWA Core Values
TAMW A has a number of collective beliefs that guide the way the staff and members relate among themselves and the wider society in which it operates. These core values include:
The organization shall enhance the spirit of transparency in everything it does. Efforts shall be made to ensure that every key actor, programs and activities of the organization are transparent. This is important, as it will indicate honesty and sincerity for the ultimate integrity and credibility of the organization.
TAMWA shall be accountable not only to donors but also to stakeholders and individuals who work with it. The organization shall promote and indicate the spirit of accountability to all the staff, members and other stakeholders whom we shall collaborate. TAMWA Motto is "Umoja, Uwajibikaji na Uaminifu Usiotoboka" "Unity, Accountability and Unblemished Trustworthiness"
TAMWA considers the government, donor agencies, civil society organizations, private sectors and the public at large as partners. The organization equally considers and respects every partner with whom it works in away it would expect others to respect it.
The organization believes that differing views and opinions from a wide range of stakeholders are healthy for bringing about desirable changes in the society. Multidisciplinary is another element of diversity which TAMWA values.