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.