Assessing the implementation and impacts of gender-sensitive by-laws in Kisarawe
Between 2015 and 2019, the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA) implemented an initiative in Kisarawe District aimed at strengthening women’s voices in local land governance through the adoption of gender-sensitive village by-laws.
This report details the findings of a September 2020 study assessing awareness, implementation and impacts of the by-law intervention. Overall, it appears that by-laws are perceived as a valuable tool with the potential to guarantee women’s land rights and governance. Nevertheless, the report sets out a number of recommendations that need to be fulfilled if this potential is to be fully realised.