The Tanzania Police Female Network carried out a mapping of the Gender and Children’s Desks in 2012. While Gender and Children’s Desks have been formally established in 417 Police Stations, the quality of the service delivered by the Gender and Children’s Desks, the environment, and the skills and knowledge of the police officers staffing the Desks were found to vary greatly and they did not generally meet the standards set out in the Guidelines for the Establishment of the Gender and Children’s Desks 2012 and the on Prevention and Response to GBV and Child Abuse 2012. There are 54 police stations, out of which three have fully functioning Gender and Children’s Desks. 4 more Gender and Children’s Desks are in the process of being renovated or have been partially renovated and equipped.
Source of Information
The Government of The United Republic of Tanzania, National Review on the Beijing +20 2014, para. 87-88