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Crime drops in violence free communities: Dr Luveni

By AQELA SUSU The Zero Tolerance Violence Free Campaign has been very successful as crime rates had dropped in communities that are under the campaign. Minister for Women, Social Welfare
06 Mar 2014 12:05

By AQELA SUSU

The Zero Tolerance Violence Free Campaign has been very successful as crime rates had dropped in communities that are under the campaign.
Minister for Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation Dr Jiko Luveni confirmed this while launching the campaign at Kalekana Village in Lami yesterday.
“The Police have found that crime rates have decreased since villages have become Violence Free under the Zero Tolerance Violence Free Campaign,” she said.
“We also did our impact assessment in 2010 and found that there has been a reduction in violence against women and children in these places,” Dr Luveni said.
She said the ministry banked on the support of males in society in order for the campaign to be successful.
“This campaign reiterates the importance of not mistreating women and children as they are a major boost in development and also we are trying to get the men to advocate on women’s issues,” she said.
Dr Luveni said through the campaign more women were able to come out and raise their problems and it also enabled them to break the silence on violence.
Over 60 villages and communities have been declared Violence Free Communities since the campaign started in 2009.
An additional 16 villages are earmarked to be declared violence free this year.




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