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Preventing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against Children

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Oak Foundation

Overview
2014–2020

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.

Project Activities


  • 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.
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