Tanzania Media Women's Association, Zanzibar (TAMWA,ZNZ)


TAMWAs is a national level Non-Governmental Organization known as Tanzania Media Women's Association formed in 1987. TAMWA Zanzibar became fully self-governing and operational in both Isles of Unguja and Pemba since 2004. In January 2007, it attained its own separate registration. The registration number is 493 under Zanzibar Society Act No. 6 of 1995 TAMWA’s Mission is to advocate for women and children’s rights by conducting awareness raising activities for cultural, policy and legal changes in the society through the use of media. This mission is meant to facilitate the realization of the association’s Vision of existence of a peaceful Tanzania society, which respects human rights with a gender perspective.


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Umoja wa Watu wa Matemwe is among the women group organized by TAMWA after being conducted land needs assessment through sensitization meetings conducted in various project areas. In Matemwe, Land conflicts have been the biggest challenge and this due to existing of multiple and interacting driving forces that have led to the conflict including low level of knowledge on land transfer.Over the past 50 years local people have adopted new land uses coupled with new livelihood in response to changing demand in agriculture products, restrictive access to surveyed land and an emerging opportunities for alternative income through in–migration and tourism development.

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Ms. Bahati Issa Suleiman (48), mother of eight children living in Kikungwi, Unguja Central District. Bahati is a hard working woman, she engaged herself in various income generating activities such as farming, poultry and food catering. In 2016, she received training on poultry keeping organized by Tanzania Media’s Women Association (TAMWA-Zanzibar). Bahati thanks TAMWA for empowering her economically. “Thanks to TAMWA for enabling me to attend seminars and meetings that enlightened me in different issues such as women economic empowerment, political empowerment and give me advocacy tools to fight against gender based violence (GBV).

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