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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
December 11, 2023


This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document affirming that every human being is born free and equal in dignity and rights. We could not agree more, and we call upon governments, civil society, private sector companies, and individuals alike to join us in helping create such a world – for the sake of our communities today and tomorrow. See how the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania invests in change in Activism.

Effort Description
International Visitor Leadership Program – Edwin Mugambila, Executive Director of   Tanzania Relief Initiatives departs on the Combating Trafficking in Persons III program
USAID Afya Yangu – Northern supported My Health Initiative – Through JAMVI la Vijana, conduct community dialogues, peer to peer sessions with primary and secondary school students. Radio outreach to raise awareness.
American Corners Zanzibar, Pemba, and Dar es Salaam – Host Community Dialogue focused on Building Community to End Gender Based Violence
IVLP Impact Award Implementation – Batilda Mushi leads a “Right to a Fair Trial” workshop in Dar es Salaam and Arusha
USAID Police and Prison Activity with Tanzania Health Promotion Support – Deploying a five-day onsite GBV mentorship session to raise awareness, case identification, linkages, and reporting among social workers.
WiLDAF Partnership announced December 5, 2023  – “Achieving Zero FGM in Mara – Jamii Imara” – The 18-month project seeks to contribute in accelerating attainment of Zero Female Genital Mutilation in Tanzania as outlined in the National Anti-FGM strategy.


Primary Objective
The United States is committed to addressing this vast and complex problem that limits the ability of survivors of gender-based violence to fully enjoy their rights in the United States and around the world. We recognize the critical linkages between gender equality—including prevention and response to gender-based violence—and democracy, national security, economic security, climate change, global public health, and human rights. This is why, over the last two years, the United States has prioritized development and implementation of the U.S. National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality and updated the U.S. Strategy to Prevent & Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally and U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security.