About Us

Who we are

Jumuiya ya Wanawake wenye Ulemavu Zanzibar (JUWAUZA) translated as Organization of Women with Disabilities in Zanzibar is a non-governmental, nonprofit organization  and non partisan which officially registered in December, 2008 under the Society Act No 6, 1995 with registration No 671 and re-registered under the business entity’s registration Act No 12 of 2012 with official registration Number Z0000049980.

The organization was established and is governed by ten women with different types of disabilities among them four are from Pemba and six from Unguja. Currently, the head quarter of the organization is at Kikwajuni Zanzibar house No. 19/ 353 and the sub office is at Mkanjuni ChakeChake Pemba.

The main focus of JUWAUZA is to advocate for the rights of women and girls with disabilities through awareness creation, training and capacity building. Also, the organization addresses the social issues that include livelihoods, education, peace building, health, economic, political and human rights that focus to develop women and girls with disabilities at different levels of the society.

The organization has strong partnership with Zanzibar Gender Coalition, CBOs, NGOS, FBOs, local and central Government institutions in Zanzibar for advocating the rights and equal opportunities of people with disabilities especially women and girls based on inclusive society where by women and girls with disabilities can be involved and participated in different decision making bodies, legislation and development of national policies.


our Mission

JUWAUZA is non-government organization which strives to advocate and empower women and girls with disabilities to enable them enjoy their rights and have quality life.

Our Vission

JUWAUZA envisions to having a society where women and girls with disabilities enjoy equal rights and opportunities and live in barriers free environment.

Our Core Values

  • Teamwork – Working together to achieve mutually beneficial results
  • Transparency  – Openness that promotes access to information and resources amongst members of JUWAUZA 
  • Inclusion – Working with anyone regardless of disability 
  • Competence  – JUWAUZA and its members are knowledgeable, resourceful, and professional in conducting and research-oriented
  • Integrity – Exercising high confidentiality, honesty, faithfulness, and being trustworthy 
  • Volunteerism – Cherishing the value of giving, contributing and their rights, and having a quality life                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Our Team

Board of Trustees

Mr. Abdul wakil haji Hafidh


Ms. Abeida Rashid Abdallah

Board Member

Ms. Asya Abdul Salam Hussein

Board Member

Executive Committee

Ms Salma Saadat
Ms Hidaya
Vice chaiperson
Ms Zeyana Khamis
ms Raya Alley
ms Saada Hamad
Member of Committee
Ms Warda
Member Of Committee
Ms Bimkubwa
Member Of Committee
Ms Maryam
Member Of Committee
Ms Mwantatu
Member Of Committee


Mr Bakar Hamad
Progaram Coordinator
Ms Hawra Shamte
Communication Officer
Mr Suleiman Baitani
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
ms Thuwaiba Abass
Logistic Officer
Mr Moh'd Moh'd
ms Ngaza Shaaban
Office Attendant
Mr Rashid Aziz
Research Officer
Mr Khamis
Assistant Accountant


Ms Fatma Simai
Human Resource Officer
Mr Yussuf Said
IT Officer
Ms Asya Said
Program Officer
Ms Sabah ali
 IT Officer
ms Fakihat Abubakar
Assistant IT
Ms Jannat Naim
Planning Officer

Our Partners