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Preventing Sexual and Gender-based Violence Against Children

In Tanzania, Pathfinder and our partners, ActionAid and PANOS, worked to protect children from all forms of violence with an emphasis on preventing sexual and gender-based violence among 7 to 18 year olds.

Project Date: 2014 - 2016
Funder: Oak Foundation
Country: Tanzania

What We Do

  • Train community-based facilitators, so they can share knowledge and skills with parents to reduce violence in their own homes and support children to report violence when it occurs
  • Encourage open communications with children, so they can report violence to a trusted adult without fear of repercussions
  • Transform community norms, attitudes, and behaviors that condone violence against children, specifically sexual and gender-based violence, including engagement with religious leaders
  • Engage men to promote positive images of masculinity and gender equality, while encouraging reflection on what it means to be a man in society
  • Train and encourage the media to cover stories about child protection, helping combat stigma and raising public awareness about Tanzania’s child protection system

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