Every young person will one day have life-changing decisions to make about their sexual and reproductive health. Yet research shows that the majority of adolescents lack the knowledge required to make those decisions responsibly, leaving them vulnerable to coercion, sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy.
CVS-Tanzania works to address these issues by focusing on the protection and fulfilment of girls’ rights. This includes supporting comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health care to support girls to avoid pregnancies. CVS-Tanzania also advocates supporting girls who become pregnant so they can return to school and reach their full potential.
Gender equality is a human right. Women are entitled to live with dignity and with freedom from want and fear. Gender equality is also a precondition for advancing development and reducing poverty
Gender equality cannot be achieved without the involvement of men and boys. Change is slowly taking place, as men increasingly working alongside women to support gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Good sexual and reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system.
Millions of people are vulnerable to HIV infection and AIDS remains the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age and young adolescents.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in Tanzania. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. In Tanzania, it is estimated that one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.
Young people particularly young women face complex challenges in finding productive work hence suffer from unemployment. They face disproportionate outcomes in education, health and increasingly exposed to sexual and reproductive health challenges through lack of information, products and services hence forcing them to engage into ‘’Sex Trade for Money’’.
CVS-Tanzania is a pioneer in improving the quality of health care. One fundamental component of quality is ensuring that individuals are making informed decisions about services that directly impact their health.
We teach both girls and boys about menstruation because we believe that we are creating a better future for our youth and if that is the case then we cannot separate the two gender which leads to gender balance.
This is a sub program with a target to reach adolescent girls in primary and secondary schools in order to minimize school drop outs, poor performance, early pregnancies, abortion and maternal deaths. As a return this contributes to adolescent girls and young women to have self-awareness and therefore reaching their dreams.