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Child marriage leads to lower life quality for young girls and their children

In Tanzania, 2 out of 5 girls are married before their eighteenth birthday. The country could be losing as much as TZS 637 million annually (estimated, 2015) in unearned income due to child marriages.

Let the lawyers manage themselves

As part of our commitment to promoting rule of law in Tanzania, Twaweza was invited to and submitted an analysis of proposed amendments to the law establishing Tanganyika Law Society (TLS - the Bar Association).

Miscellaneous Amendments No. 3 Act, 2019 | analysis

The combined amendments make significant changes to the entire structure of a sector and a fundamental part of our society. It is imperative that we ensure that we think collectively and carefully about the possible outcomes and consequences of these amendments before enacting them urgently.

Statement on Proposed Amendments to The Political Parties Act (2002)

We, as independent civil society organisations who uphold democratic values, seek to add our views and voices to the debate with a view to finding a constructive way forward, which both safeguards our young, hard-won democracy while allowing for appropriate regulation of the registration of political parties.

Model Political Parties Bill 2018

Twaweza with other civil society organisations has worked together to develop a Model Political Parties Bill 2018 to address issues and challenge the proposed amendments to the Political Parties Act.

The Political Parties Act

Twaweza is working with other civil society organisations to challenge the proposed amendments to the Political Parties Act.

Amendments to the Statistics Act | Our View

As a stakeholder in independent research and data collection, Twaweza has analysed the proposed revisions to the Statistics Act (2015). It is worth noting that elements of the amended act remain open to competing perspectives, depending on one’s vantage point. As one among several interested parties to this discussion, here is our take:
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