An Assessment of the Strategies to Control Violence Against Children in Tabora Municipality, Tabora Region, Tanzania

Baraka, Makona, P. (2018) An Assessment of the Strategies to Control Violence Against Children in Tabora Municipality, Tabora Region, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assessed the strategies used to control violence against children in Tabora Municipality, in Tabora Region, Tanzania. The general objective of this study was to assess the strategies used to control violence against children less than 18 years of age in Tabora Municipality. Specifically, the study identified causes of violence against children in Tabora Municipality, assessed the effectiveness of the current institutional structures and strategies used to fight VAC and proposed measures and strategies to control violence against children in Tabora Municipality. The study employed qualitative and quantitative approaches to incorporate all respondents’ views and opinions in collecting data. The study adopted an explanatory research design. The sample size was 84 respondents which consisted of children, teachers, the Police gender and children desks, Ward Executive Officers, Lawyers, Social welfare staff, caregivers in children homes, parents/guardians and in charges of health facilities. The study employed both probability and non-probability sampling methods of data collection. The study results showed that, about 95% of respondents were aware about VAC and only 5% were not sure about VAC. The findings have shown that, 48% of perpetrators are parents/guardians, 33% are teachers while 19% are closer relatives. 89% appreciate the efforts done by the government in the fighting VAC, 69% proposed for review of the prevailing strategies in fighting VAC in the Municipality. The findings resulted from this study, will be beneficial to all stakeholders involved in child welfare in the improvement of child protection in Tabora Municipality and the region at large. It has been recommended that, the Tabora Municipal should strengthen child protection system in collaboration with other stakeholders.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 08:57
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 08:57
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2310

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