Ms Rose Reuben appointed new Tamwa executive director

Friday January 11 2019

The newly appointed Tamwa executive director,

The newly appointed Tamwa executive director, Ms Rose Reuben (Right), receiving office documents from the association’s board chairperson, Ms Judica Losa (Center) during the handing over ceremony that took place at the Tamwa offices in Dar es Salaam on Friday, January 11, 2019. Left is the outgoing Tamwa executive director, Ms  Eda Sanga. Picture by Hellen Nachilongo 

By Hellen Nachilongo @musanachi60 hnachilongo@tz.nation

Dar es Salaam. The Tanzania Media Women's Association (Tamwa) has appointed Ms Rose Reuben as the new executive director effectively from January 7, this year.

The new director is taking over from Ms Edda Sanga, whose term in office has expired after serving the association for over three years.

Speaking on Friday, January 11, 2019 during the handing over of the office, Ms Sanga said she was proud of Gender Based Centers she established in various parts of the country during her term in office.

During her term in office she established Gender Based Centers in Mtwara, Mara and Coast regions in order to enable people to voice out their concerns on gender issues.

“At first it was difficult for us to reach those areas because the community lacked awareness on GBV. Women particularly, found it difficult to openly speak about gender abuse challenges they faced in the community,” she said.

Ms Sanga urged her successor to concentrate on empowering the women and children to speak about and assist in finding lasting solutions to GBV.

For her part, Ms Reuben pledged to collaborate with media stakeholders to ensure GBV cases were reported and addressed.

“We all know that in order for the country to develop, women and children should be in good health, because any effect to their psychological setup will greatly affect the country’s development progress," she said.

She stressed that women and girls should be freed from GBV in order for the country to realize its dream of industrialization and the middle income economy in the right timeframe.