Development cooperation ,14.12.2020

UNFPA / The rights of women and girls


The programme aims at protecting and strengthening the rights of women and girls in Tanzania. It focuses on the elimination of violence against women and girls and fighting the harmful practices. In Tanzania the sexual and gender based violence is rather common, and also harmful practices such a child marriages and female genital mutilation is common in the areas where the programme will be implemented. The programme will 1) support the development and implementation of laws and policies that aim at preventing sexual and gender based violence and harmful practices, 2) strengthen the access to multi-sectoral services for prevention and protection, 3) strengthen and build the awareness of girls and young women on their rights, 4) build capacities at communities and families, including men and boys for ending violence and harmful practices, and 5) support availability and access to data and evidence on sexual and gender based violence and harmful practices. The programme is aligned with the Finnish development policy priority nro 1 and the Finnish country strategy and programme for Tanzania 2021-24. The programme is implemented by UNFPA together with the relevant Tanzanian ministries and representatives of civil society. The programme implementation is planned for 2021-2024 and the budget is 5.25 million euros in total.

Funding decision  14.12.2020

5 250 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Ending violence against women and girls 100%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • people with disability
  • Gender and sexual minorities

Funding channel

YK:n väestörahasto



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