About Child Protection

Child protection refers to preventing and responding to any form of violence, exploitation and abuse against children. The programs focused on make sure children are protected at all level through strengthening child protection structures.

Justice for all children is the high ideal in a democracy – Grace Abbott

Approaches

“Through the training I received from CDF, I can now go and educate my fellow girls on how FGM and child pregnancy can affect their body health hence they should make right decisions on their bodies and avoid temptations.

Duty bearers trained on Women and child protection includes; police officers, health care providers, social welfare officers, magistrates, prosecutors and investigation.

“This committee will be very powerful one because it brings together a lot of stakeholders including private sector, to me I think this is a good opportunity for us to get more support on handling GBV/VAC cases as most of the people think issues of women are for social welfare officers only”. Flora Masue, RSWO Dar es Salaam.

In CDF targeted areas we disseminate GRRS brochure to police officer and community informing them on how they can use GRRS to keep the records of the reported cases; also creating awareness to the community members on the importance of using Gender and Children’s Desks to report incidences of violence against Women and Children resulting more reported cases.

In 2018 during the commemoration of Zero Tolerance Day Tarime District Commissioner declared to join the efforts with the Tarime police force to strengthen Intelligence unit to ensure that planners and organizers and all suspects of FGM are arrested, as the result total number of 10 suspects (4 traditional leaders, 3 Ngariba, 3 parents).
National Conference on “Ending Violence against Women and Children.” on 21stto 22nd March 2019 enabled policy makers/ enforcers, academicians and practitioners along with development partners and right holders to Reflect together on Violence against Women and Children in Tanzania and map out commitments for way forwards in tackling the problem. 600 people participated physically while a wide reach was exhibited through public and social media. Government action was triggered by the Prime Minister’s directives to responsible Ministries and all RCs to oversee budgeting for and implementation of the NPA- VAWC.