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Morogoro Paralegal Centre
Morogoro Paralegal Centre (MPLC) is a non-governmental organisation which was established in 1993 on the initiative of the Women’s Legal Aid Centre. MPLC’s long term goal is to contribute to poverty reduction among women and children in Morogoro Region by addressing laws and customs that suppress women and children’s rights and by promoting human and legal rights education.
Address: P.O. BOX 6584, Morogoro
Telephone: +255 754 477 928
Contact person: Flora Masoy, Coordinator
Theme: Land Rights
MPLC’s head office is in Morogoro Town, from where the organisation coordinates activities and carries out counselling. In order to reach the rural population, MPLC has established paralegal district centres in Mvomero, Ulanga and Morogoro Rural.
MSTZAADK has partnered with MPLC since 2004, and is currently supporting a project in the ten villages in Morogoro Rural district of Kiroka, Kikundi, Kiziwa, Kibangile, Tawa, Mtamba, Mvuha, Dalla, Kongwe, and Lukulunge.
The project draws on MPLC’s legal, gender and land rights experiences to secure fair land distribution in these villages, amongst them promoting joint ownership of land for both men and women. This entails establishing the institutions necessary for fair, functional and corruption-free issuing of land titles to women, and empowering women to participate in these institutions. MSTZAADK supports the project in administration (office/training/salaries); the construction of Village Land Registries (VLRs) and Village Land Councils (VLCs); training of paralegals; and awareness-raising through theatre and mass media campaigns based around radio broadcasts.
The partnership aims, by 2012, to have established ten functional VLRs and ten functional VLCs, and to have ensured that one third of women in the Morogoro Rural District are aware of their rights to land.
Read more about Morogoro Paralegal Centre in the articles below: