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On the occasion of Road Safety Week (26/09 – 01/10/2016) TAMWA joins with all Tanzanians and road safety stake holders to call for government reforms of the road safety legal and policy environment in the country,, specifically ‘The Road Traffic Act of 1972. The reforms should seek to address a set of identified risk factors in road safety which have never been well addressed in our current law, therefore the use of unwarranted speed, use of alcohol by drivers, non use of seat belts, helmets and child restraints have continued to be major causes of deaths and severe injuries. TAMWA calls for stronger road safety laws as a matter of urgency given the number of road crash deaths which occur at an alarming rate in the country. According to Tanzania’s Chief Traffic Police Commander, Mohammed Mpinga, from January- June, 5152 road crashes claimed lives of 1580 people across the country. He said that 4,659 people were injured in car crashes, and more than 430 died and 1,147 injured in motorcycle crashes. Globally, every year over 1.25 million people die due to road crashes. Whereby between 20 and 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries, with many incurring a disability as a result of their injury. TAMWA believes that by adopting and enforcing good road safety laws, Tanzania can significantly reduce the road carnage and the emotional and economic toll these deaths and injuries take on families. TAMWA realises that a lot of women and children bear the brunt of road crashes, although data on direct victims of road safety shows that men are the most affected. In actual fact women and children are strongly affected through loss of income and the need to care for seriously injured family members. Also by changing our driving behaviour, we can help to make our villages, towns and cities safe. Every action we take, as drivers or as passengers, can change the outcome of a journey and the future of families. Edda Sanga, Executive Director of TAMWA stated “The United Nations and the World Health Organization acknowledge that strong road safety laws are effective in reducing the number of people killed on our roads. Tanzania must have strong road safety laws to stop this public health crisis.” The theme of this year road safety week is “NO Road Crashes – We want to live safely”   Edda Sanga Executive Director
Chama cha Wanahabari wanawake Tanzania -TAMWA kinaungana na Watanzania katika maadhimisho ya wiki ya usalama barabarani ambayo yataanza tarehe 26/09 na kufikia kilele tarehe 01/10. TAMWA inawaasa wadau wa usalama barabarani kuadhimisha wiki hii kwa kupaza sauti na kutoa wito wa kufanyiwa marekebisho ya sheria na kanuni za usalama barabarani hasa 'Sheria ya Usalama Barabarani ya mwaka 1972. Maeneo ambayo yanapaswa kuzingatiwa katika marekebisho ni mwendo kasi, ulevi wakati wa uendeshaji, uvaaji kofia ngumu, kufunga mikanda na vizuizi kwa watoto. Kutokana na idadi kubwa ya vifo na ajali  barabarani ambavyo hutokea kwa kiwango cha kutisha nchini.  TAMWA inaona kuna umuhimu wa kuchukulia jambo hili kama dharura kwa kuzifanyia marekebisho sheria na kanuni za usalama barabarni ili kuipa nguvu sheria hiyo kuwadhibiti wanaokiuka matumizi sahihi ya barabara. Kwa mujibu wa takwimu za kamanda wa Kikosi cha usalama barabarani nchini, Muhammed Mpinga  zinasema kuanzia Januari hadi Julai,2016,  watu 1580 wamekufa kutokana na ajali barabarani, wengine 4659 walijeruhiwa katika ajali  5152 zilizotokea nchi nzima.  Waliokufa kutokana na ajali za pikipiki ni 430, waliojeruhiwa ni 1,147 katika ajali 1356.  Na takwimu za shirika la Afya Duniani (WHO) Watu milioni 1.25 hufariki kila mwaka Kwa ajali za barabarani.   TAMWA inatambua kwamba wanawake wengi na watoto ndio wenye kubeba mzigo mkubwa unaotokana na ajali barabarani, ingawa takwimu zinaonyesha kuwa  waathirika wa juu wa usalama barabarani ni wanaume. Ila ukweli ni kwamba wanawake na watoto ndio wanaoathirika zaidi kwani watoto hukosa huduma na mahitaji  ya msingi baada ya kupoteza watu wanaowategemea. Edda Sanga, Mkurugenzi Mtendaji wa TAMWA anasema "Umoja wa Mataifa na Shirika la Afya Duniani wanakiri kwamba sheria  madhubuti zinahitajika katika kupunguza idadi ya watu wanaokufa katika barabara zetu. Tanzania lazima tuwe na sheria kali za usalama barabarani kukomesha hali hii ". Kauli mbiu ya wiki ya usalama barabarani mwaka huu ni  "Hatutaki ajali barabarani - Tunataka kuishi salama”. Edda Sanga Mkurugenzi Mtendaji
Ndugu Wanahabari,  Taasisi zinazotetea haki za Wanawake na watoto nchini, tunalaani vikali ukatilii dhidi ya wanawake unaondelea kukithiri nchini.  Tukio la udhalilishaji wa Kijinsia kwa mwanamke mmoja lililotokea hivi karibuni katika mji mdogo wa Dakawa, wilaya ya Mvomero Mkoani Morogoro, na kusambazwa kwa video ya udhalilishaji huo kwenye mitandao ya kijamii ni moja ya matukio ambayo hayapaswi kufumbiwa macho.  Huu ni udhalilishaji mkubwa na ukatili ambao amefanyiwa mwanamke huyu, na ni kinyume na sheria ya kanuni ya adhabu sura 16 (kama ilivyofanyiwa marekebisho mwaka 2002) ambayo imeainisha makosa ya kujamiiana.  Pamoja na sheria za ndani, Serikali yetu imeridhia mikataba na matamko mengi kuhusu haki za wanawake na usawa wa kijinsia mfano mkataba wa kutokomeza aina zote za ubaguzi dhidi ya wanawake (CEDAW); pamoja na Mkataba wa haki za watoto (CRC), Tamko la Kimataifa la haki za binadamu (UDHR 19) ambalo linatambua haki za wanawake na watoto kama mojawapo ya haki za binadamu.

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