NATIONAL WOMEN’S RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION CENTRE
REDUCTION OF WOMEN'S VIOLENCE IN TANZANIA
KWA PAMOJA TUNAWEZA KUPAMBANA NA UKATILI WA KIJINSIA, DK JINGU
The National Women’s Research and Documentation Centre (NWRDC) was established under the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MHCDGEC) as part of the Great Lakes regional initiatives.The history of the centre goes back to June 2005, when the United Republic of Tanzania was among the countries of the Great Lakes Region that together with UNESCO were involved in a series of regional consultation meetings of Ministers in charge of Women and Gender Affairs. Countries of the Great Lakes Region realized that massive violation of human rights, policies, exclusion and marginalization as well as disparities between men and women are among basic factors of deep multidimensional conflict and that in case of war and conflicts, women are subjected to distressing, degrading, and humiliating treatment, including sexual and domestic violence, rape and defilement. Following series of meetings, it was resolved to establish a regional Women’s Research and Documentation Centre in one of the Great Lakes countries and the national satellites centres in each of the participating countries. NWRDC was thus established as one of the national satellite centres and TICD was chosen as the host institution. Ready More
OUR CORE OBJECTIVES
- To collect and undertake evidenced-based research on issues pertain to women, and girl children that shall be analysed and used for giving better gender orientation.
- To conduct research on legal, economic, cultural, social and political status of women, observes and criticizes modern and traditional practices that impede gender equality and the empowerment of women.
- To build intellectual and institutional capacity for the actors of gender issues to advocate on women issues on local to international levels.
- To network and collaborate with government, communities and regional institutions to facilitate knowledge exchange on women rights, gender, peace and equality.
- Promotes women’s rights and activating the role of Tanzanian women in the economic, political, and cultural domains.
- To coordinate the functions of Women Information Windows (WIWs).
- To facilitate and increase availability of electronic gender information and maintain access through virtual links.
- To influence media and related partners to enhance reporting of women and gender information for better promoting of women status.