Online GBV Monitoring Comes To Kilimanjaro

By Daily News

KILIMANJARO Women Information Exchange and Community Organisation (KWIECO) here plans introducing an online monitoring database system for gender based violence statistics.

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This was revealed by KWIECO Managing Director Elizabeth Minde, during the Kilimanjaro Regional version launch of the National Action Plan to End Gender Based Violence Against Women and Children (NAP-GBVWC 2016-2022) which was held in here last week. She said the move would help to enhance the fight against GBV and other harassments especially to women and children.

“In order to have accurate regional statistics on GBV and other harassments, KWIECO is set to develop online monitoring database system through which stakeholders will be feeding the statistics,” she said, adding that already an expert on the programme has been found.

She said the institution would collaborate with the regional authorities in the programme, expressing her optimism that the workshop participants will use the plan to bring about real change in the fight against gender-based violence.

 Commenting of the database programme, during the launching of the workshop which was organized by KWIECO and facilitated by the German based Non Governmental Organization, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, facilitator from the Kwieco, Elizabeth Mushi, said it was a national plan aimed at eliminating violence against women and children.

“The Development Goals through the year 2030 defines and provides a collective commitment to eliminating all forms of violence against women and children as part of the national agenda meant to protect and empower women and children,” she said.

Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Anna Mghwira commended KWIECO for preparing the workshop which she said will help to strengthen the fight against GBV and other forms of harassments.

Source: allafrica.com

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