Engaging communities to prevent violence against women in Tanzania

In Tanzania gender-based violence (GBV) is a grave reality in the lives of many, in particular women, girls and disabled people. 

This results from social and economic inequities that give privilege to men over women and gender norms. There is a mounting recognition in Tanzania of gender discrimination and gender equity in different facets of life. This awakening includes a growing acknowledgement of how prevalent gender-based violence is and the ways and extent to which it harms not only women and girls but also men and boys and, furthermore, the country’s developing economy and health and social welfare systems. 

For this reason, HfA carries out awareness days in the places where we work, aimed at teenagers, to understand and recognize the root causes of gender-based violence.

These activities are critical to the work of preventing and responding to such violence.