Under the second phase of the Global Regulatory and Fiscal Capacity Building Programme (RECAP II), this sub-project aims to contribute to the reduction of diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Tanzania through public education advocating for healthy diets and a physical activity-supportive regulatory and fiscal environment. Building on the results of previous programming, in collaboration with Tanzania NCD Alliance, the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA) is delivering a series of training sessions on mainstreaming legal, human rights and gender in policy interventions to members of civil society organizations and the NCDs Technical Working Group established during RECAP I; on using human rights-based and gender-based approaches to lawyers, regulators and judicial officers; and on reporting issues related to healthy diets and physical activity to media officers to strengthen their capacity to advocate for RECAP policy areas of intervention. Furthermore, in order to raise awareness on such topics among key stakeholders and the local community, TAWLA is holding a series of sensitization and training events on the Advocacy and Communication Strategy and policy briefs developed under RECAP I with representatives of the Ministry of Health and higher learning institutions of Tanzania and Zanzibar, members of the Parliament and the Committee of Zanzibar House of Representatives, and delivering a training session on policy and regulatory measures for the promotion of healthy diets and physical activity to members of selected NCDs school clubs. The implementing partner is also developing and disseminating digital media education programmes and push messages on RECAP policy areas. Finally, TAWLA is supporting the organization of national-level awareness-raising events on physical activity and NCDs.
Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA)
Promoting Healthy Diets and Physical Activity through Advocacy for Regulatory and Policy Reforms and Community Education – Phase II
June, 2023 to May, 2025