Child Protection

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Empowering Girls Through Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): A Story of Resilience and Dignity

Meet Maryum, a 14-year-old student from Mtemani Primary School in Zanzibar whose dreams of becoming a science teacher were almost shattered by a natural occurrence – menstruation. For Maryum, school days during her period were filled with discomfort, anxiety, and the fear of embarrassment. She would often miss classes, opting for the solace of home where she could relax, wash, and manage her menstruation more comfortably.

Thursday 27 April 2023

Concerns as cases of child abuse on the rise in Tanzania

Save the Children is saddened and appalled by the increase in cases of child abuse some of which have resulted in violent deaths of six children in Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Geita, Arusha and recently in Dar es salaam region in Chanika ward where a father is reported to have allegedly poisoned his three children.

Monday 1 November 2021

One Stop Centre: Supporting victims of violence in rural Kigoma

Elizabeth (not her real name) a resident of one of the villages in Kibondo District in Kigoma Region was only 14 years when she was raped several times by her uncle who threatened to kill her if she revealed her ordeal. However, she still decided to get help but due to the long distance to the counselling service unit, the police station and the health centre, Elizabeth only received first aid a day later - and was told there was no evidence of rape! 

Monday 19 April 2021

Save the Children Reactive statement on Zanzibar’s government announcement for girls’ school re-entry after giving birth

Save the Children Reactive statement on Zanzibar’s government announcement for girls’ school re-entry after giving birth

 

Tuesday 29 December 2020

Ensuring Every Child is Protected in Zanzibar

Despite strides by the government and stakeholders to eradicate violence, there are still many children in Tanzania who report experiencing violence and abuse; many of them failing to receive immediate support. 

According to government statistics collected from the police, about 1,091 abuse and violence- related incidents were reported to various police stations in Unguja and Pemba in 2017/2018, compared to 2,449 incidents that were reported in 2016/2017. 

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