A Critical Assessment of Gender-Based Violence: A Case Study of Pangani District in Tanga.

Issa, Zainab Abdallah (2021) A Critical Assessment of Gender-Based Violence: A Case Study of Pangani District in Tanga. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious problem in Tanzania and other parts of the world, and affects many people socially, economically and psychologically. Like other parts of Tanzania, there are several reported incidents of GBV in Pangani District, Tanga region. This study assessed gender-based violence in Pangani District. The study had three specific objectives: identifying practices that foster gender-based violence in Pangani, finding out how government leaders are addressing incidences of gender-based violence in Pangani and recommending best ways of addressing gender-based violence in Pangani. To meet the above stated objectives, the study collected data from 360 respondents through questionnaire, interviews and observation. A higher proportion of the respondents (95.0%) agreed that there were issues of concern on gender bases violence in Pangani District, whereas 80.7% reported that government officials have been taking initiatives toward controlling gender-based violence. Non-government-institutions have initiatives toward reducing gender-based violence, but lack of resources has been the main challenge toward realization of zero gender-based violence. The study recommends that the Government should conduct a study to determine the extent of gender-based violence, improve accountability mechanism and public private partnership on management of gender based violence through stakeholders engagement. Keywords: Children, Gender, Violence, Gender-based Violence.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 09:05
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2023 09:05
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/3255

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