The Government of Tanzania led the implementation of the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in 2009, and launched the Tanzania VACS report in 2011.

The Tanzania Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children coordinated the implementation of the VACS with support from UNICEF, PEPFAR, Catapult/Chime for Change, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The final VACS report was followed by a one-year response plan for 2012-2013. A costed three-year “National Plan of Action to Prevent and Respond to Violence against Children” for 2013-2016 was released in June 2013, building on the previous plan.

Under the leadership and guidance of a multi-sector task force, Tanzania’s response has been nested within a comprehensive national Child Protection System.

In 2017, Zanzibar also launched a plan on violence against women and girls and a study on gender norms.

Tanzania VACS 2011

Milestones and commitments to ending sexual violence against children

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Key stats from the Tanzania VACS: