Jurisprudence of Equality Project (JEP)


Years 2001 to 2003: Jurisprudence of Equality Project (JEP)

The International Association of Women Judges jointly with the Tanzania Women Judges Association, and with the generous sponsorship of the United Nations Women Organisation (UNIFEM), now UN WOMEN, initiated and executed the Jurisprudence of Equality Program.

Under JEP, six women judges attended the International Association of Women Judges Training of Trainers Workshop at Entebbe, Uganda. The TOT was also attended by women judges from East, Central and South Africa.

  •  After the TOT, the trainers trained judges, magistrates and law enforcers in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Arusha and Moshi High Court Zones. 230 judicial offers and law enforcers acquired knowledge and skills in International, regional and domestic human rights laws through JEP Seminars.

  • The two year JEP project which was funded by UNIFEM expired in 2003 with the conduct of Follow Up Workshops at Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Arusha to enable the trained participants to discuss and demonstrate court decisions they had made by applying the human rights knowledge and skills disseminated to them during the JEP Seminars.

  • After the expiry of the UNIFEM sponsorship for JEP, the Judiciary of Tanzania in appreciation of the judicial education imparted to the participant judicial officers under JEP, funded two human rights/HIV/AIDS seminars in Dar es salaam and Mwanza High Court Zones and two other seminars at the Institute of Judicial Administration at Lushoto, Tanga between 2005 – 2007.

In 2006 the Rapid Envelope Fund (REF)

  • The International Labour Organisation (ILO) funded a Human Rights/HIV/AIDS Seminar for Judicial officers in Dar es Salaam. The REF funded seminar was conducted by TAWJA, jointly with the Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA) as the implementing organisation. Thirty judicial officers benefited from the REF Human Rights/HIV/AIDS Seminar.