Senior Government Focal Point  

The Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly, and Children is the appointed national focal point on End Violence. The Minister serves personally as Co-chair of the End Violence Board.


Multi-stakeholder Coordination Platform


A working group, modelled after an existing national Multi-Sector Task Force (MSTF) came together in 2016 to compose Tanzania’s National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children (NPA-VAWC) (2017/18 – 2021/22).


The NPA-VAWC calls for one coordination structure for which the most senior accountability lies with the Prime Minister’s Office, guaranteeing the highest level of political commitment and oversight for greater efficiency in service delivery, transparency and coherence, leading to improvements in overall quality while reducing cost.


Following the launch of the NPA-VAWC December 2016, the coordination structure is currently being established.


Data Collection


2009 – National Violence Against Children Survey (VACS) with published in 2011.

The 2017/18 NPA-VAWC sets in place coordinated monitoring mechanisms to ensure robust data collection and reporting on implementation from the local to the national level.

National Roadmap

Tanzania published its to End Violence Against Children in July 2016. The roadmap clearly states the Government’s commitments to: develop a National Plan of Action to reduce violence against women and children; articulate critical national actions – priorities and milestones; establish effective senior government oversight; identify sector and stakeholder roles and responsibilities; promote the role of children as main stakeholders; investment in ending violence; and, tracking and assessing progress over time.


Tanzania’s NPA-VAWC has been fully costed for a period of five years. A budget review is underway to establish sectoral commitments, with a call to donors to sure up gaps in funding.

Monitoring and Evaluation

The NPA-VAWC outlines a rigorous monitoring and evaluation framework.

Key objectives include:


Timely availability of reliable and adequate data on VAWC;

Rigorous research, studies and reviews to elicit evidence-based data;

Enhanced storage, retrieval, access, and use of data by government and stakeholders; and

Evidence-based planning, implementation and reporting.


The NPA-VAWC , (p. 71-81) contains information on result areas with impact descriptions at output and outcome level, a list of indicators to be measured, the baseline information, targets, frequency of data collection and reporting and responsible agency or agencies for data collection.

Assessment based on the Principles of End Violence

A review of previous Plans enabled stakeholders to articulate a theory of change for the NPA-VAWC. A set of guiding principles for addressing violence against women and children were also developed that align closely with End Violence Principles. ()

Guiding Principles:


Universal coverage and equity;

Human rights;

Gender equality;

Autonomy and empowerment;

Community involvement;

Evidence-based practice;

Life-course approach;

Multi-sectoral response. 

End Violence Against Children

The Global Partnership and Fund

End Violence Against Children

The Global Partnership