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Sunday, October 2, 2011
AFRICA: TANZANIA: PROGRAM FOR PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
CISA REPORT -Tanzanian authorities recently launched a five-year National Program for Prevention and Response to Violence against Children.
The program aims at eliminate all forms of violence against children, including sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
According to reports, out of 3,739 females and males between 13 and 24 years, in several families across the country, acts of violence are mainly caused by the parents, guardians, relatives and teachers.
Sexual violence against children is rampant, 3 out of 10 girls are raped at least once before the age of 18, while among the males of the same age group the victims are 13.4 percent.
The Program consists of a multi-sectoral plan to improve efforts to break the silence around violence against children, and to take additional future steps in the health, education, HIV/AIDS, judiciary and police fields.
The police have already established positions reserved for children in all the stations in the country.