The Five-year National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children (NPAVAWC
2017/18 – 2021/22), has been developed by consolidating eight different action plans
addressing violence against women and children to create a single comprehensive, National Plan
of Action to eradicate violence against women and children in the country.
Violence against women and children is a daily reality for large number of women and children.
In Tanzania its prevalence is high hence addressing it, is a central development goal in its own
right and key to achieving other development outcomes for women, their families, communities
and the nation. Violence prevents our economy from attaining its full economic potential as it is
diverting resources from their optimal use and it has significant negative impact on attaining of
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030, African Agenda 2063:- The Africa We Want, and
the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 targets especially high quality livelihood and good
governance and the rule of law. Violence also impacts negatively on economic growth and on
poverty reduction initiatives. The National Plan of Action to end Violence Against Women and
Children intends to reinforce the government commitment to provide effective leadership for
The NPA-VAWC emphasizes the actions needed for both preventing and responding to violence
and recognizes that investing in violence prevention initiatives has a positive impact on inclusive
growth. Thus, strengthening the impact of the diverse investments being made by government,
development partners and stakeholders on the lives of women, children, families and
subsequently on communities and Tanzania as a whole is of paramount importance.
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