Countering child marriage and FGM in Mara and Geita Region, Tanzania

Countering child marriage and FGM in Mara and Geita Region, Tanzania

The project, which builds on the EC funded programme ‘Preventing child marriage (CM) and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in high risk communities in Tanzania to support girls to realise their rights’ that was implemented by Plan International Tanzania from February 2015 to  January 2017, aims to empower girls and strengthen community responses to ending CM and FGM through 5 reinforcing and interlinked result areas which address the complex set of drivers of harmful practices in a multi-level approach:

  • Girls/young women empowered to make informed decisions on CM/FGM

  • Create an enabling environment which facilitates the reduction of CM/FGM

  • Increasing economic independence and social status of girls/young women

  • Strengthen local child protection systems to effectively respond to CM/FGM

  • Local and national level advocacy.

 

Sector
Human rights
Domain
Democracy and Human Rights
Benefitting zone
Tanzania
Nature
Action Grants

KEY FACTS

  • Total cost (€)

    800 000.00

    EU contracted amount - €

    600 000.00

    Duration

    March 2017 - February 2020

    Implementing organisation

    PLAN International (UK) LBG, Child Dignity Forum (CDF), New Light for Children Organization (NELICO)

    Funding instrument

    European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)