MCDGC Publication

Combating Violence Against Women

Gender violence and UNESCO role in the establishment of National Gender Research and Documentation Centre in Tanzania

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 they bear the burden of raring children, paying children’s school fees, uniforms and sometimes feed the entire family. With limited resources accruing out of their economic activities and burden of taking
care of children women continue to live in a vicious cycle of absolute poverty. In most cases, family poverty force adolescent girls to enter into early sexual relationships

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