Evidence shows that, gender inequality has been a major problem affecting every sphere of life including health, bad enough women and young girls have been the main victims of gender inequality. Due to gender differences particularly socially constructed roles of men and women, and the relationships between them, women have been badly affected as far as health condition is concerned. This has resulted to differences in life expectancy, healthy life years, health behaviors, mortality, and morbidity risks.
RUT focuses on integrating a gender perspective into health programs that are implemented by the organization so as to improve impact of our programs in the communities. Evidence shows that, Effective gender approaches diminish bad norms and behaviors that affect women, but also effective gender approaches empower women and girls, and engage men and boys as partners and agents of positive social change.
In Tanzania, Ten percent of women age 15-
49 have been circumcised. FGM prevalence in rural areas is more than double that in urban areas. The highest percentages of circumcised women are in Manyara and Dodoma regions (58% and 47%, respectively).
- In Tanzania, almost two out of five girls will be married before their 18th birthday. About 37% of the women aged 20-24 were married/in union before age 18.
- Child marriage in Tanzania occurs more frequently among girls who are the least educated, poorest and living in rural areas
- 61% of women aged 20-24 with no education and 39% with primary education were married or in union at age 18, compared to only 5% of women with secondary education or higher.
In Tanzania, 40% of women age 15-49 have ever experienced physical violence, 17% have ever experienced sexual violence. However, experience of violence is higher among married women, particularly formerly married
What We Do
Our Priority areas of Interventions:
Violence Against Women