Tanzania Police Raise Alarm Over Gender-Based Violence


The police have noted an increase in violence against women and children, citing 850 cases of abuse in the last two years as evidence. A police desk has been established to help combat the issue.

Young women are among a growing list of victims of gender-based violence in Tanzania.

  • Tanzania:  Police Start Desk to Fight Crimes Against Women, Children

    Tanzania Daily News, 8 November 2012

    POLICE in South Unguja Region, Zanzibar have started a gender and children's desk to fight violence against women and children in the Isles. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Women Call for Review of 'Unfair' Laws

    Tanzania Daily News, 1 November 2012

    SEVERAL women, who turned out at meetings where the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) collected people's views on the new constitution, called for review of laws on ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Minister Launches Gender Violence Program

    Tanzania Daily News, 31 October 2012

    THE Deputy Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Ms Angela Kairuki, launched the Gender Equality and Women Empowerment programme (GEWE II). read more »

  • Tanzania:  My Sister Activists, Lets Walk the Talk

    Tanzania Daily News, 21 October 2012

    I believe that the annual week to commemorate the fight against gender based violence is around the corner. I must confess I have no idea what the theme will be this year, talk ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Govt Vows to Support Social Work Bill Formulation

    Tanzania Daily News, 17 October 2012

    THE government has assured the Tanzania Social Workers Association (TASWO) that it is keen to support the formulation of a Social Work Bill. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Violence Hinders Girls' Education - NGO

    Tanzania Daily News, 9 October 2012

    VIOLENCE against girls in and out of schools is one of the major hindrances to access and complete quality education in Tanzania. read more »