WiLDAF focuses on increasing awareness to community members on women’s rights through sensitization and awareness creation. Communities would be well informed to respond and protect women’s human rights, instilling a culture of zero tolerance to GBV and promotion of non- violence relationship. The main focus under this area is to change the mindset of citizens about norms, beliefs and values that perpetuate GBV as well as promoting equality and equity to women and men.
Our GBV –VAWC Campaigns and forums
1. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign
WiLDAF is the pioneer of The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence in Tanzania.
It is a historic campaign to create community awareness, mobilize government, activists, civil society and others stakeholders to work together towards ending VAWC as well as promoting gender equality. WiLDAF has been commemorated and coordinating this Campaign in Tanzania since 1996. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign is commemorated from 25th November to 10 December each year.
2. Organizing Forums on Women’s Human Rights
- The African Women’s Day:
The African Women’s Day has become the symbol of African women’s contribution to freedom, equality, justice and empowerment. WiLDAF has been celebrating this important day for the past ten years in Tanzania.
- Day of a Girl Child:
This forum celebrated by WiLDAF every year and discuss about challenges faced by students especially girl students.