Midterm Evaluation of the Violence against Children (VAC) prevention and response programme

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Midterm Evaluation of the Violence against Children (VAC) prevention and response programme

In this programme, Pathfinder International promotes systemic approaches to primary prevention of violence while also supporting select interventions for secondary prevention, focusing specifically on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention amongst 7 to 18 years old.

Pathfinder focuses on the household and broader community levels, with the aim of addressing positive masculinity and more gender equitable relationships, parent-child communication around sexuality and violence, and public acknowledgement and condemnation of VAC/SGBV.

Pathfinder focuses on three main interventions:  

1) Facilitating changes in the household through direct parenting interventions using a well thought through Program curriculum.

2) Reinforcing changes in community norms and actions through interventions using various approaches and

3) Supporting household and community changes through a media campaign and reinforcing dialogue and addressing sexual risk through action with children and teachers in schools.

ActionAid Tanzania engages boys and girls through school clubs by using experience through child sponsorship program to address the Right to a safe and non-violent environment an approach for Promoting Rights in Schools. ActionAid implements interventions to reduce the incidence of violence against school age children through;

  • Enhancing knowledge of school age children about their right and ensure credible strategies and plans for protecting children.
  • Strengthening the capacity of Community Development Facilitators (CDFs), teachers, school committees and school clubs.
  • Engaging the media to create awareness and advocate for violence against children, knowledge in linking sexual reproductive health and violence against children as well as use research for facts based advocacy work.

C-Sema is mandated to generate evidence largely through the toll free child helpline and opinion letters to support KUWAZA's VAC prevention advocacy work by;

  • Promoting dialogue on VAC through local community radios in intervention areas.
  • Implementing the Malezi survey which brings about data to guide/inform the KUWAZA strategy review and scale up as appropriate.
  • Scaling up the KUWAZA programme visibility agenda through numerous media platforms at local and national levels.