Commemoration of 16 days of ending Gender Based Violence

Sixteen (16) Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence is an annual global campaign that kicks off on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Children and runs until 10th December, Human Rights Day, which provides an opportunity to partners and key stakeholders unite around the world and reflect on their contribution in response to gender based violence.

The event was officially launched on 25th November 2021 at Mlimani City Hall, Dar es Salaam whereby the official guest was the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania Hon. Kassim Majaliwa Majaliwa, emphasized action for everyone to take responsibility to end GBV and said that the  Government made the efforts to end the GBV cases, also he talked about introducing gender based violence desks in all schools, colleges and universities in Tanzania to eradicate GBV practices in colleges and schools,  he further insisted that people had to work with the Government to end GBV, to enforce our laws especially the employment law, the employers not to misuse their powers when recruiting employees.

NACOPHA through the HEBU TUYAJENGE project participated in the launching of the event focusing on raising awareness on Gender Equality, Violence against women that contribute to new HIV infections, Stigma and Discrimination and also in creating GBV awareness among school children, Sensitise the community on how GBV can accelerate HIV spread and to raise awareness on children rights specifically children living with HIV.

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