Preventing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against Children
In Tanzania, Pathfinder and our partners, ActionAid and PANOS, works to protect children from all forms of violence with an emphasis on preventing sexual and gender-based violence among 7 to 18 year-olds.
Trained 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.
Encouraged open communications with children, so they can report violence to a trusted adult without fear of repercussions.
Transformed community norms, attitudes, and behaviors that condone violence against children, specifically sexual and gender-based violence, including engagement with religious leaders.
Engaged men to promote positive images of masculinity and gender equality, while encouraging reflection on what it means to be a man in society.
Trained and encourage the media to cover stories about child protection, helping combat stigma and raising public awareness about Tanzania’s child protection system.