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National Dialogue to End GBV on Women with Disability

National Dialogue on Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and a Life Free From Violence for women and Young Persons with Disabilities in Tanzania.

As part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign on gender-based violence in Tanzania, UNFPA, the Embassy of Finland, the members of the Mkuki Coalition, ELCT with Tanzania Interfaith Partnership, Sense International, Felm, Fida, Abilis, and other international and national partners are convening a National Dialogue, which aims to mobilize national action to strengthen rights-based and gender-transformative prevention and response to GBV and SRHR for women and young people with disabilities.

The dialogue will provide an avenue for advocacy with the Tanzania government by mobilizing key stakeholders to commemorate the International Day for Persons with Disabilities and 16 days of Activism to Address Gender-Based Violence. This will be a platform for meaningful conversation about strategies and actions to navigate the major obstacles to the fulfilment of women’s and young people’s human rights and the aspirations for gender equality for persons with disabilities.

The National Dialogue will also provide a platform for the launch of a new UNFPA programme titled Protecting the Rights and Choices of Women and young people of all Abilities in the United Republic of Tanzania, a three and a half year multi-stakeholder programme funded by the Government of Finland.

The National Dialogue will provide a space to share good practices on what works and does not in Tanzania and in other country contexts. The National Dialogue will be conducted with a mix of high-level plenaries and keynote speakers, plenary discussions on key thematic areas with experts and practitioners in the field presenting on new trends and what works and doesn’t, and concurrent sessions to ensure detailed discussions and knowledge sharing on relevant topics.

The National Dialogue is also an avenue for networking with sister organizations and establishing alliances to strengthen advocacy efforts towards advancing the rights of women and young people with disabilities and leaving no one behind. All participants, therefore, are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to engage as effectively as possible and network with relevant organizations.

 

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