Legal aid Providers this is the thematic area based on the provision of legal assistance to people who are unable to afford legal representation and access to court system. Legal aid is regarded as crucial in providing access to justice by insuring equality before the law, right to counsel and right to fair trial. There are a number of delivery modes for legal aid, including daily lawyers, community conversation, legal clinics and payment of lawyers to deal with cases for individuals who are entitled to legal aid, Legal aid has become necessary in Tanzania (mainland and Zanzibar) inorder to help people to get access to justice but In Tanzania the government has not given due attention to the provision of legal aid to the needy. Instead, there are a few nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) who have taken the lead in the provision of legal aid to save the situation. Example of legal aid providers is TANLAP, ZAFELA, TAWLA, TANGA PARALEGAL, MORO PARALEGAL, MTWARA PALALEGAL etc.


Kigoma Women Development (KIWODE) would like to thank THRDC Secretariat and management in general for every guide that the coalition gives us as an organization. We had a Certificate of Registration rules 1954 named Kigoma Women Development Group, but after your efficient guide, we were able to change this certificate. Our new name is Kigoma Women Development Organization under the certificate of registration from the ministry of community development, gender and children.

We are in rural areas and it’s hard for us to easily get informed. Thanks to THRDC for making it easy for us to receive information from all over the country through training and workshops.

Special Thanks goes to the National Coordinator of THRDC, Mr Onesmo Olengurumwa for his endless support to the KIWODE team. It wouldn’t have been possible without him.KIWODE team promises to work hand in hand in reaching society and performing its duties.

Sophia Patrick
Director - KIWODE, Human Rights