Gender-Based Violence In Tanzania: An Assessment of Policies, Services, and Promising Interventions
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a grave reality in the lives of many women in Tanzania. It results from gender norms and social and economic inequities that give privilege to men over women. 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 countryâ€™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 and a follow-up visit in 2008. Methods used include key informant interviews and focus group discussions in the 2005 and key informant interviews only in 2008.