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Twaweza’s Aidan Eyakuze elected as Civil Society Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership

I have learnt a great deal from my four years of close engagement with the Open Government Partnership. I look forward to co-leading, with the Government of Italy, the courageous global community of activists and reformers who breathes daily life into the promise of government working for the people.

Statement on the Proposed Miscellaneous Amendments No. 3 (2020) Bill

The proposed amendments threaten the core constitutional principles of equality before the law, separation of powers, accountability, public interest, and even the position of the Constitution as the foundational or mother law.

Statement on the COVID-19 response from civil society members of OGP Steering Committee

The civil society members of Open Government Partnership’s Steering Committee have released a statement on COVID and its risks to open government. Focused on democratic values, the statement is a call to action to governments, donors and international organisations.

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.
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