Entries by deborah01

New inheritance law

Together with the KIKUHAMI Taskforce led by WiLDAF, WLAC has participated in drafting a bill for a new inheritance law. This law would ensure inheritance rights for all, eliminating the customary laws that deny women such rights. Additionally, it would consider guaranteeing a share of the matrimonial assets before they are subjected to division. These are […]

Network asks government to rethink decision on early child marriages

Last month, the High Court of Tanzania historically ruled against discriminatory aspects of the Marriage Act that allow for child marriage to take place. The government of Tanzania, however, has now announced that it will be appealing the court decision. WLAC, alongside the Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network, is shocked by this move and is […]

Monitoring visits

Over the past week – WLAC officers have been conducting monitoring visits and capacity building for Interfaith paralegal units in the rural districts of Ikwiriri and Mbulu, and Hydom. These visits are meant to ensure that the paralegals are delivering quality service and to identify any gaps in said service that can be filled through […]

NAMATI Exchange Program

WLAC hosted NAMATI exchange program and had opportunity to visit Zanzibar Legal Service center. This program involved volunteer paralegals from different backgrounds and professions spend much of their free time helping community members in need.