Challenges in Addressing Gender Based Violence in Arusha Region Tanzania

Nkya, Grace (2020) Challenges in Addressing Gender Based Violence in Arusha Region Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study explored the challenges for addressing gender based violence in Arusha, Tanzania. The study had three objectives including: To identify the various forms of Gender Based Violence in Arusha, Tanzania; to find out challenges for addressing Gender Based Violence in Arusha, Tanzania and to assess the measures taken to address Gender Based Violence in Arusha, Tanzania. This study employed questionnaires and a sample of 100 respondents where both secondary and primary data collection methods were used. Data was analysed through descriptive statistics so as to produce frequencies, tables and graphs by using Statistical Package for Social Sciences Results revealed several forms of violence including:, physical violence, sexual violence, emotional violence, economic violence, and the cultural violence. Also major challenges found were Traditional beliefs and practices, low literacy level, shame, poverty, breakdown, and fear of retribution, Furthermore, results showed that the following measures are taken to address gender based violence in Arusha: one is education that is to educate the society raise their voice to fight violence in their families, communities, work place, institutions and countries; second Capacity building to different actors to address Gender Based Violence and just to mention a few this may take a form of raising public awareness on human rights and community level training for attitudinal change on violence against women; third to create a strong laws to ensure the laws are implemented effectively so as to reduce Gender Based Violence; forth is advocacy and change for example advocate including interventions to change or improve legislations also advocate for policies to fulfill all level of commitments to combat Gender Based Violence and deal with root causes of gender inequalities and lastly most of the women to beparticipated in the political process so as to raise their voices in the parliament based on the Gender Based Violence so as the international organizations and world in general to understand quickly in order to conduct research in order to identify the extent to which communities see violence as a problem for further actions to be taken. The study recommend that, sustainable education is needed so as to empower women, also the Government, individuals and the private sector must ensure awareness and the implementation of the laws are practiced. Again Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children must be engaged in the research based on Gender Based Violence to understand the problems effectively and translate the policy into action. Also the social workers must play their roles in the society to reduce Gender Based Violence through their roles, theories, ethics, conduct a research to show the effects of Gender Based Violence to the individual and community and strengthening individual and community knowledge and skills.

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: 21 Sep 2021 15:17
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2021 15:17

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