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The Impact of Domestic Violence Against Women in Tanzania

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The Impact of Domestic Violence Against Women in Tanzania

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Context of the Problem

Women's violence is a main problem in Tanzania and this paper will describe, possible impact brought by domestic violence to women of Tanzania. Women experience the violation such as raping, beating, threats and involuntary prostitution. Few years ago woman violation was not a major issue in the society, and this is because of the social approach towards women, where by men were given more priorities in the system of education and labor force in the society than women, and this led to the undermined of the women in a society. But this issue has become an international matter of valuable or concern, now the internationals are focused on gender base and violent against women has been given the first priority in the whole world and this has helped to improve the situation not only in Tanzania but the whole Africa. Violence against women it is not a major problem only in Tanzania, but it is worldwide problem, "violence against women," said then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 1999, "knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. It is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation." And, he added, it is "perhaps the most pervasive" In Tanzania women have been subjected to domestic violence in different situations and ways many women found them self doing things that they never wished to do such as, forced prostitution, this is when a women is engage in sexy activities un willingly in exchange of basic needs such a food cloth or shelter, men use their bodies to satisfy their needs in exchange of the basic needs. In Tanzania women have been subjected in domestic violence difference situations in many situations, According to LaShawn R. Jefferson, "The absence of an appropriate policy guiding on staff on how to respond to domestic violence against women in remains a serious problem that has far reaching consequences beyond Tanzania," At present, the simply suggestion that is given by the UNHCR's is the guiding principle...