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Accessibility to Justice Among Women and Girls

WiLDAF work with the criminal justice system to ensure the equal access to justice for women and girls, we hope to achieve this through strengthening the emergency response system to provide immediate legal aid services to GBV survivors, and promote/support women and girls’ survivors (early marriages, teenage pregnancies, female genital mutilation) or those at risk to be able to access these services.

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Advocacy for the Enactment of Gender Sensitive Policies and Laws

Over the program period, WiLDAF engaged the government at the national and local level to influence change of laws and policies that are discriminatory to women and girls other citizens. As a result, some of the policies reviewed include among others; the Guidelines for the Establishment and Management of the Police Gender and Children’s Desks (PGCDs); Development of the Standard Operating Procedures for the PGCDs; Review of the Police Form Number 3(PF 3) and its Circular to accommodate more GBV information; Review of the Tanzania Health Policy 2007 to ensure it protects women victims of violence to benefit exemption fees; Development of the National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Children (NAP-VAW 2017/2022).

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Scale Up Awareness of Women Rights to Reduce Violence Against Women and Children

Increased awareness of human and women rights is important in Tanzania in order to reduce violence against women and children’s incidences, improve the welfare of women and communities as well as for the social change.

WiLDAF together with Implementing Partners (IP), have been using a different range of approaches to inform the community about women’s rights, gender equality and empowerment. The activities include among others; Conduct public dialogues on women’s human rights issues; Conduct mass media campaign on women’s human rights issues; Publication of IEC on GBV and; Conduct the 16 Days of activism against gender violence. 16 Days of Activism Campaign 

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Women Participation in Decision making and Economic Empowerment

The Inclusion of women in the leadership position and decision- making machinery is quite important for the development and sustainability of our country. The primary focus of WiLDAF is to increase the participation of women in the leadership and decision making organs. WiLDAF works with grassroots communities’ to change mindsets on the communities to perceive that women are also legitimate and equal as males. We mobilize women to participate in the General Election both as candidates and as voters.

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Women Access to Health Services

Our focus is to ensure that women access health-related services in order for health and well-being improved. Access to quality health service remains a major challenge to GBV survivors. WiLDAF is working to improve the capacity of health service providers in particular from the private sector in the handling of GBV cases. WiLDAF organized and trained 40 health service providers from the regions of Ruvuma, Katavi, Dodoma and Dar es Salaam.

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Institutional Strengthening

Organization development is an extremely important aspect and tool for longer-term sustainability and performance organization. WiLDAF believes on promote institutional innovation (rules, procedures and norms) and structural changes within organizations to improve the quality of the services it provides.

This will be successful through proper monitoring and evaluation of programmatic undertakings, build the capacity of the players to perform their functions and deliver services, adopt approaches that allow organizations to engage with those they serve and promote mechanisms for organizational and institutional coordination and collaboration. WiLDAF secure effective facilities to increase efficiency.

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