The Tanzania Media Women’s Association (TAMWA) is a non-profit sharing, non-governmental and non-partisan organisation registered under the Societies Ordinance on 17th of November 1987 with registration number SO 6763. The Association in 2004 complied with the new NGO law of 2002. Tamwa has two offices in Dar -es- Salaam and Zanzibar. Zanzibar office located at Mombasa area near SOS is rented, but the office in Dar -es-Salaam situated at Sinza-Mori, along Shekilango Road, Kijitonyama, Kinondoni District, is Association's property. The founder members of TAMWA are; Fatma Alloo, Edda Sanga, Leila Sheikh, Rose Haji, Ananilea Nkya, Valerie Msoka, Pili Mtambalike, Elizabeth Marealle, Rose Kalemera, Jamilla Chipo, Nellie Kidela and Halima Shariff. Currently the Association has over 100 members with a minimum qualification of Diploma in Journalism and three years work experience in the media industry. Members are working in public and private media houses as editors, reporters, programme managers, producers, public relations and communication officers. The AGM is the supreme organ of the Association but it delegates its powers our to the GB which meets four times a year to evaluate the performance of the Secretariat an organ to execute day today activities of the Association.
Planned results for 2009-2014 Strategic plan
- The increase number of women in all decision making organs to 50% including ministerial cabinet, parliament, and village councils by year 2014 6,000 poor women in Zanzibar (3000 from Pemba North and 3000 from Unguja South) sensitized and access credit facilities to engage in economic activities.
- Significant reduction in school pregnancy occurrences specifically in target regions.
- Reduce maternal deaths by 50 percent by 2014. (Current maternal death is 579 per 100,000).
- Arrest the spread of HIV in target regions.
- Significant reduction in grand and petty corruption cases.
- Significant reduction in violence against women and children eg.in FGM, child marriages, rape, abandonment of women and children, denial of women inheritance rights etc.
The expected outputs of the TAMWA interventions for the coming Six years include:
- Reduced poverty among women in targeted area.
- Reduced school pregnancies, child marriages, FGM, abandonment of women and children, maternal mortality and poverty in women in targeted areas.
- Enhanced public awareness and action against corruption in all its forms and levels.
- Increased participation of women in decision-making levels.
- Improved maternal health.
- Increased awareness on impact of gender based violence and HIV infection among women.
- The amendment and /or repeal of bad laws that impact negatively on well being of women and children.
We humbly request for you support to enable us realize plan