TANLAP under Mwanamke Imara Project organised a consultative session with Members of the Parliament to discuss on the need to have a specific Anti-Gender-Based Violence Act. The meeting was held under the leadership of Hon. Shally Raymond (MP) who is the Chairperson of Tanzania Women Parliamentary Group (TWPG). The discussion revealed that due to fragmented laws that addressing GBV, it is the right time for Tanzania to enact Anti- GBV Act to address the increasing GBV incidences in the country picking the experience from the Anti GBV Act of SADC.
On 20-21 June, 2022, The Executive Director , Ms. Christina Ruhinda attended the Commonwealth Women’s Forum in Kigali Rwanda as a delegate. The forum discussed solutions that ensure member countries have robust policies to meet gender equality targets by 2030. Ms. Ruhinda got an opportunity to converse with The Common Wealth Secretary- General,The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC and Hon Ms. Abeida R. Abdallah, The Deputy Principle Secretary for the Ministry of Health, Social Welfare, Elderly, Gender and Children Zanzibar.
On 21 June 2022, TANLAP conducted a virtual meeting on Global Initiative to Amplify the call for a treaty to end violence against women and girls. The meeting was participated by Members of TANLAP, stakeholders and other activists working to ending GBV. TANLAP Board Chairperson Dr. Helen Kijo Bisimba officiated the meeting and gave an opening remarks. Ms. Anan Manzan Anodjo from Vital voices spoke on behalf of the guest of honor.
On 15th June, TANLAP paid courtesy call to Rombo District Executive Director and discuss the progress of Mwanamke Imara project in Rombo. Also, TANLAP had the opportunity to conduct a working and learning session with Paralegals in Rombo DC as part of improving access to justice for women and girls through legal aid provision under Mwanamke Imara project. Similarly, TANLAP in collaboration with District Rombo Government via Community Development office had also the opportunity to distribute 25 bicycles to facilitate the provision of legal aid services to clients in Rombo.