Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF) is a voluntary, private and non-governmental child’s rights centered Civil Society Organization that was founded and registered in Tanzania in 2006 under the NGO Act No. 24/2002. Our headquarters are in Dar es Salaam with our other offices in Mara and Dodoma Regions.
CDF is the leading organization in Tanzania working towards the protection and upholding of the rights of children, particularly the girl child. Through creating working forums to empower children, young women, families and the society in general. This goes hand in hand with developing the capacity and skills to address Violence against Women and Children (VAWC) particularly Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), child marriage and teenage pregnancy.
CDF’s work is geared towards highlighting children’s issues, with the intention of influencing public attitudes, policies and building the capacity (on legal and human rights issues) of child-focused organizations in Tanzania.
We strive to provide a forum for dialogue and exploration of contentious issues affecting women and children
CDF believes that children should always come FIRST in all aspects of its work!
CDF is a not-for-profit organization that works for promotion of children’s rights for most vulnerable children, through creation of working forums that empower children, families and communities.
CDF envisages a Tanzania landscape where children dwell in a context permeated with dignity and where social justice is upheld.