Tanzania

Sexual and gender based violence in Tanzania

What’s happening in Tanzania?

One in every four women in Tanzania experience domestic violence according to We Write for Rights. Female victims of domestic violence rarely report incidents to the authorities due to cultural, social and family pressures. There are about 78 organizations that deal with SBGV in Tanzania. These organizations are spread throughout the region. The forms of SBGV cases reported include but are not limited to: Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual violence, Violence against women in emergencies, trafficking and violence on girls and youth.

What the organisations are doing

SBGV organizations in Tanzania are building an intergrated health care system responsive to sexual and reproductive needs of women and adolescent girls. They conduct foundation training exploring gender issues and provide temporary shelter for women and children who are victims of gender based violence. Through legal assistance and advocacy, they assist communities to access justice. They also advocate for change in social norms that condone violence against women and girls. They implement programs that enable holistic human prosperity for sexual violence victims.

Find organizations that support SGBV victims below.

ACORD

http://www.acordinternational.org/our-work/where/tanzania/
Medical Psycho-social-support

Action Based Community Foundation (ABC Foundation)

www.preventgbvafrica.org
Policy

Action for Women Promotion (AWP)

www.preventgbvafrica.org
Advocacy

Africare Field Office, Iringa

www.africare.org/country/tanzania/
Communication Awareness

Agape AIDS Control Programme (AACP)

http://envaya.org/aacp
Communication Awareness

Anglican Church of Tanzania - Diocese of Mara

http://sites.google.com/site/actmaradpp/diocese
Education

Child and Youth Care Trust

www.preventgbvafrica.org/member/child-and-youth-care-trust/
Advocacy

Children’s Dignity Forum Tanzania

http://www.cdftz.org/cdf
Education

Community Justice Vision (CJV)

www.preventgbvafrica.org
Legal aid

Desk for Conflict Resolution and Human Rights of ELCT/ NWD

www.preventgbvafrica.org
Social Justice

Equity Tanzania

www.preventgbvafrica.org
Policy

Haki za Wanawake and Development

http://www.hawa.or.tz
Rehabilitation

Hakizetu Young Women and Girls’ Rights Organization

http://hakizetutanzania.blogpost.co.ke/?m=1
Capacity Building

Harmony Life Development

www.preventgbvafrica.org/member/harmony-life-developmet
Policy

Himiza Social Justice

himizasocialjustice.or.tz
Social Justice

House of Peace (HOP)

www.preventgbvafrica.org/member/house-of-peace-hop-2/
Rehabilitation

Integrated Networking for Transformative Agenda (INTA)

www.preventgbvafrica.org/member/integrated-networking-for-transformative-agenda-inta/
Training

International Rescue Committee (Tanzania)

http:/www.rescue.org/country/tanzania
Capacity Building

Kahama Paralegal Aid Organization (KAPAO)

www.kapao.or.tz
Education

Kilimanjaro Women Information Exchange and Consultancy Organization (KWIECO)

www.kwieco.org
Communication Awareness

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