In August 2011, the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children (MCDGC) launched the Violence against Children Survey (VACS) report which highlights that sexual, physical and emotional violence against children is a serious public health, human rights and social problem in Tanzania. This was a landmark event: for the first time all key Ministries came together to publicly acknowledge the extent of child protection concerns in the country and, crucially, to make concrete commitments to tackle the problem.
The results of the survey have helped the government of Tanzania, through the Multi-Sector Task Force that has coordinated the Study, to enhance efforts to break the silence around violence and establish a stronger foundation for a child protection system in the country.
Explore the results from a secondary analysis of VACS data by Together for Girls, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Global Affairs Canada.
This study explores the rarely studied prevalence and dynamics around disclosure, reporting, and help seeking behaviours of children who ever experienced physical and/or sexual violence.
This article examines the outcomes associated with early sexual debut in five sub-Saharan African countries for males and females, separately.
Groundbreaking country-led action from a decade of the partnership’s collective work in Tanzania.
This paper uses data on childhood violence for 10,042 individuals from Cambodia, Kenya, Swaziland, Tanzania.
This article explores the prevalence, circumstances, and health outcomes associated with childhood sexual violence.
The five-year National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children has been developed by consolidating eight different action plans.
This document builds on The Together for Girls Partnership: Linking Violence Against Children Surveys to coordinated and effective action, consolidating lessons learned from countries undertaking the national action planning process.
This report summarizes the content and recommendations that emerged from the Global Meeting on Violence against Children in Ezulwini, Swaziland, 2014.
Explore the data in Tanzania's Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) report.
On May 11-13, 2022, senior government officials and civil society leaders from over 30 African countries gathered at the Pan-African symposium on violence prevention in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Social norms drive gender inequalities and violence, and even though access to education is a human right, learners across the globe are impacted by school-related gender-based violence.
Together for Girls released a new case study highlighting groundbreaking country-led action to end violence against children and youth from a decade of the partnership’s collective work in Tanzania.