This report summarizes an action planning meeting EnCompass designed and facilitated with the Tanzania police force to develop recommendations for the Police Gender and Children’s Desks’ 2017–2020 Action Plan. The meeting also built capacity on topics such leadership, women’s empowerment, and adherence to the Tanzania Police Force codes of conduct.
In 2014, USAID/Tanzania awarded the Tanzania Strengthening Police and Prison Comprehensive HIV Services (SPPCHS) project as an initiative under the AIDSFree project. The SPPCHS project worked with the Ministry of Home Affairs to design a peer education program for prisons to provide knowledge, skills, and tools to prevent and respond to tuberculosis (TB) and HIV in prisons.
One in three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused at least once in her lifetime. And women who have experienced gender-based violence (GBV) can face up to three times greater risk for HIV compared to those who have not, according to UNAIDS. GBV is common, affecting both women and men. Children and key populations are also at high risk, and often don’t have access to the resources they need.