Country United Republic of Tanzania
Year 2009
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The National campaign against gender-based violence, violence against children, and the killings of albinos through Uhuru National Torch was inaugurated by his Excellency, Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania Dk Ali Mohamed Shein. The Campaign addressed domestic violence, extra judicial killings, female genital mutilation, and unsound customary practices. The Government of Tanzania, in collaboration with various stakeholders, undertook several measures to enhance women's legal literacy and rights through media and sensitization programmes. Legal information in Kiswahili in the form of booklets, pamphlets, posters, brochures and leaflets is widely disseminated.

The Campaign was launched in May 2009, with a duration of five months.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to the questionnaire on violence against women, June 2009