"To see a Community where women, Children and elders who are empowered, environment are protected, healthy with stable economy".
What We Do
COWOCE is an abbreviation of Companion of Women and Children Empowerment. Companion of Women and Children Empowerment was established on 22th of October, 2007 as a CBO was called Ebeneza Group working to cover Shinyanga Region and later registered as an NGO on 21th August, 2018 by the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children and was issued with the Reg. 00NGO/00009869 under the NGOs Act of 2002, section 12 (2) Tanzania Laws No 24. COWOCE is a Non-partisan, Non-Religious and Non-profit Organization geared at promoting human rights and Community Development. COWOCE was established with the aim of preventing and controlling HIV/AIDS and its effects in the community. The Idea of establishing COWOCE started from few Members of the Organization after seeing many People of their Community Members affected by HIV/AIDS and increasing number of widows, widowers and Orphans and Vulnerable children who were seeking for assistance in the Community.
In 2017, COWOCE came to realize that violation of Human Rights in the Community was a Problem. Since then, COWOCE started working on four core programs which are; HIV/AIDS control and prevention, Child and Youth Protection, Community awareness on the women, elderly and Children and Prevention of Gender Based Violence, Child marriages and Early pregnancies. These core works contribute to the attainment of our Mission which is "To empower Women, Children and the community with the right tools that help them to fight diseases, ignorance, poverty and all forms of discrimination through education, empowerment and participation "and the Vision is "To see a Community where women, Children and elders who are empowered, environment are protected, healthy with stable economy".
COWOCE is managed by a Board of Governance, elected in General Assembly. The Board of Directors is composed by seven (7) Members. The Board gives direction to programs and ensures accountability and integrity to the Organization.
Enhanced community especially women, youth, children and the elders with capacity to access legal aid services, reduce incidence of HIV/AIDS and its impacts, income generation and abilities to prevent human rights violation in Shinyanga and Simiyu Regions by 2020.
ORGANIZATION STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
Objective 1. Enhanced Rights and access to justice among women, children, and youth in Shinyanga and Simiyu regions and advocated for in six districts by the end of 2020
Objective 2. Fight against HIV/AIDs, STDs, Malaria and other diseases which may be endemic by the end of 2020
Objective 3. Ensure economic and social empowerment to women and youth in the community through training, Empowerment, advocacy and use of economic forums by 2020.
Objective 4. Enhance prevention of behaviors, cultural issues and attitudes that perpetuate human rights violation especially to adolescent girls, children, women and youth by 2020, for example practices of early pregnancies, forced marriages, child domestic workers (child labor) and gender based violence.
Objective 5. Promote quality education to children and youth in Shinyanga and Simiyu Region