Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA)

Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA) is an NGO founded in 1989 and officially registered in 1990. The founding members comprised a professional group of women lawyers who felt the need for an organization that could promote an environment guaranteeing equal rights and access to all by focusing on vulnerable and marginalized groups especially women and children. The founding members also recognized the need for women lawyers to foster mutual support for each other in professional advancement and social responsibility. TAWLA now has more than 570 members.


  • Providing legal aid services to vulnerable women and children

  • Promoting land rights for women and children

  • Raising awareness on child labour issues and the treatment of juvenile Detainees

  • Campaigning for good governance

  • Undertaking policy and legislative research and advocacy

  • Strengthening the capacity and sustainability of the organization (TAWLA)