COWOCE is an abbreviation of Companion of Women and Children Empowerment.The 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,the women empowerment, elderly and Children prevention of Gender Based Violence, Child marriages and Early pregnancies. These core works contribute to the attainment of our Mission.