Assessment of the effectiveness of Tanzania police gender desks in protecting women from gender based violation”, a case study at Kinondoni municipality

Ndenje, Nestory Festus (2014) Assessment of the effectiveness of Tanzania police gender desks in protecting women from gender based violation”, a case study at Kinondoni municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of Tanzania police gender desks in protecting women from gender based violence of Kinondoni Municipality in Dar es Salaam city. The study have also specific objectives which includes, identifying effectiveness of police gender desk, challenges facing police gender desk, measures to address the tragedy of women violence at kinondoni. A sample of 53 respondents out of 75 totals of respondents which equals to 70% of the total respondents participated in the study demonstrated that gender based violence is problem tragedy in Kinondoni Municipal. The findings show that social, cultural, poverty and patriarchal system is a major cause `of gender based violence which affects much more the women such as rape, assaulting, domestic violence and battering. Also the findings shows that different ages of women were affected with gender based violence. Most of respondents argued that police gender desk is a new institution where by the majority do not know its existence, therefore it needs the extra effort for the government to advertise the gender desks through mass media, newspaper and meeting campaigns even to put it into a syllabus of study in schools. Also to make awere all people about the rights of every one to report any incidence of Gender Based Violence to police gender desks. The residents in the study area faced with Gender Based Violence due to the fact that it has a huge population as compared to other regions, hence this population might have influenced on crime including gender based violence. The findings generally indicated that Gender Based Violence cut across the ages divided in the study area. The majority of respondents agreed that police gender desks still yet unknown to the majorities; it needs much effort to keep people aware of existing police gender desks.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:28
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:28
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/583

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