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Publications | 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.

The findings of this report are based on a qualitative gender-based violence assessment conducted in Tanzania in 2005…

Publications | The total population of Mainland Tanzania is estimated to be 39,384,223 (as of July 2007)1. Most of the population (75%) resides in the rural area. The annual growth rate is 2.9% with life expectancy at birth being 54 years for males and 56 years for females2. The total fertility rate in Tanzania has been consistently high over the past ten years and currently stands at 5.7 children per woman. There…
Attachment: One_MNCH_plan.pdf

Publications | Tanzania like other countries in the Great Lakes Region experiences violence against women especially in rural areas. It is one of the countries whereby majority of women experience extremely patriarchal practices; whereby men control decision making positions and processes in the public, community and at family level. In Tanzania, most women engage in agriculture or petty businesses and more often…
Attachment: combating.pdf

Publications | Women play a substantial role in Tanzania’s economy and are more active in agriculture, which accounts for 82 percent of the labor force. Of 17.8 million economically active people, 16.9 million are considered employed, and of these, women constitute 50.6 percent. The overall labor force participation rate (including the informal sector) of women is at 80.7 percent slightly higher than that of men…
Attachment: GGA+Tanzania.pdf

Publications | Tanzania faces a crisis in its ability to provide needed services to HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children. Traditionally Tanzania’s orphans have been absorbed into extended families in their home villages. However, the increase in the HIV/AIDS orphan population is overwhelming village capacity.
This report provides an assessment of the human capacity and other needs that will be required…

Publications | Tanzania ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1991. On 19 May 2006, the Committee on the Rights of the Child (the Committee) examined Tanzania’s Second Periodic Report.
Attachment: CRC42_Tanzania.doc

Publications | The National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP) is a second national organizing framework for putting the focus on poverty reduction high on the country’s development agenda. The NSGRP keeps in focus the aspirations of Tanzania’s Development Vision (Vision 2025) for high and shared growth, high quality livelihood, peace, stability and unity, good governance, high quality education…

Publications | Tanzania submitted its revised initial report on the implementation of CRC in 1998, which was adopted by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in October 1999. The report was discussed by the Committee in the presence of delegates from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) in June 2001. The Committee adopted the report along with concluding observations in respect…
Attachment: G0543723.DOC

Publications | Tanzania has made recent efforts to change its national policies by granting women equal legal rights. However, local customary laws often counteract this progress, preventing women from owning and inheriting land, protecting themselves from domestic violence or staving off acute poverty in the case of spousal death. The conflicting macro and micro policies of legal and customary law complicate women’s…
Attachment: Women_Tanzania.doc

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