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Theme Violence against Women and Health Impacts

National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children in Tanzania

Violence against women and children is a daily reality for large number of women and children. In Tanzania its prevalence is high hence addressing it, is a central development goal in its own right and key to achieving other development outcomes for women, their families, communities and the nation.

The National Plan of Action to end Violence Against Women and Children intends to reinforce the government commitment to provide effective leadership for eliminating violence.

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Source: Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children

Year of Publication: 2016

Global Strategies to Reduce Violence by 50% in 30 Years: Findings from the WHO and University of Cambridge Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014

This report combines the accumulated expertise from the Global Violence Reduction Conference 2014 in a synthesis of findings and recommendations to enhance the impact of policy-making. In May 2014, the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution entitled “Strengthening the role of the health system in addressing violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children”. To further the political momentum towards reducing violence by 50% in the next 30 years, we need a better understanding of the evidence base and its policy relevance. The report is promoting this end.

Author: University of Cambridge, Institute of Criminology, Violence Research Centre

Year of Publication: 2015

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Lancet 2014 – The health-systems response to violence against women

Health systems have a crucial role in a multisector response to violence against women. Some countries have guidelines or protocols articulating this role and health-care workers are trained in some settings, but generally system development and implementation have been slow to progress.

Read the paper here: The Lancet: Violence against women and girls

Year of Publication: 2014

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Lancet 2014 – From work with men and boys to change of social norms and reduction of inequities in gender relations

Violence perpetrated by and against men and boys is a major public health problem. Although individual men’s use of violence differs, engagement of all men and boys in action to prevent violence against women and girls is essential.

Read the paper here: The Lancet: Violence against women and girls

Year of Publication: 2014

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