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About us

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The Centre for Widows and Children Assistance (CWCA)

is a non-partisan, non-profit making and non-governmental human rights organization with its main Office at Kariakoo area, Sikukuu Street within Ilala Municipality in Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (East Africa) and has a branch at Mara region. It was formed sometimes in July 2003 and legally registered on 17th day of February 2005 under the Companies Ordinance (now Act,) Cap. 212 of the laws of Tanzania as a charitable entity without shares limited by guarantee with the registration number 51556. The Centre, however, obtained a Certificate of Compliance (0757) as an NGO at the Vice President Office United Republic of Tanzania, to operate in Tanzania Mainland. It was founded by the human rights activists namely Ms. Utti A. Mwangamba, Ms. Suzan Makatte, Ms. Martha Kisyombe and Mr. Issa Maige, after observation of the increase of human rights abuses to the widows, orphans and most vulnerable children in the context of culture, patriarchal system and ignorance of the law. Professionally all the mentioned activists above are lawyers who day to day assist people under pro bon work (forma paperious). The Centre for Widows and Children Assistance aims at supporting widows and children in a short and long term physical and emotion well being and advancement. It intends to restore the dignity of widows and children who have undergone torture, humiliation, harassment and eviction so as to enable them to realize their personal rights. Currently, CWCA has a membership of 58 individuals and non government organizations. Among them women are 20.

AIM

The Centre for Widows and Children Assistance (CWCA) aims at supporting widows and children’s short and long-term physical and emotional well-being and advancement. It intends to restore dignity of widows and children who have undergone torture, humiliation, harassment and eviction so as to enable them to realize their personal rights

MISSION

CWCA is a civil society organization established to promote children and women`s rights.

VISION

The vision of the Centre for Widows and Children Assistance is to have a society the respect and uphold human rights.

GOAL

To promote social justice in Tanzania.Supporting widows and children in a short and long term.

VALUES

  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Professionalism
  • Gender sensitivity
  • Client care.
  • Team work
  • Creativity/innovation.
  • Equity and equality
  • Respect for all.

Objectives.

The Centre for Widows and Children Assistance (CWCA) aims at supporting widows and children’s short and long-term physical and emotional well-being and advancement. It intends to restore dignity of widows and children who have undergone torture, humiliation, harassment and eviction so as to enable them to realize their personal rights

Mandate and scope of work

CWCA has a mandate to provide its services through the United Republic of Tanzania. The memorandum of association provides the basis of defining the organization mandate and scope of work. Mandate and scope of the work of CWCA is defined by what must be done, what may be done, and what must not be done. These provide the boundaries and priorities of the organization.

What must be done?

  • Creation of legal and human rights awareness among the public and underprivileged sections of the society.
  • Promotion, respect and observance of human rights and democracy.
  • Promotion, respect and observance of rule of law and due process.
  • Fundraisings in furtherance of CWCA objectives.
  • Promotion of public awareness in environmental protection.

What may be done?

  • Provision of consultancy services relates to social and educational objectives of CWCA.
  • Holding of conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, and other related undertakings.
  • Purchasing, taking on lease or in an exchange, hiring or acquiring any real or personal property or any rights or privileges in furtherance of objective of CWCA.
  • Selling, letting, and mortgaging or turning to account all or any property of CWCA as thought fit for furtherance of the objectives of the centre.

What must not be done?

  • Engaging in partisan activities.
  • Becoming or playing a role as a trade union
  • Having dividend from any income accruing from fundraising initiatives e.g. consultancy, fee paid to the centre.