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• Source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking.

•  Some girls from rural areas taken to urban centers and Zanzibar fall prey to sex trafficking.

• Children and adults subjected sex trafficking in surrounding countries, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, France, and possibly other European countries.

• Some trafficking victims, primarily children, from neighboring countries, such as Burundi and Kenya, forced into prostitution in brothels.

• Citizens of neighboring countries may voluntarily migrate through Tanzania before being forced into prostitution in South Africa, Europe, and the Middle East

• Studies suggest Tanzanian women who have experienced partner violence are more likely to contract HIV.

• 46.7% of women in provincial Tanzania report intimate partner physical violence in their lifetime.

• 30.7% of women report sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

• 60.2% of women report intimate partner and/or non-partner physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime.

• 16.6% report forced first sex.

• 12.3% report abuse during pregnancy.



• Tanzania Women Judges Association and International Association of Women Judge working to advance human rights.


Sources: United Nations Development Fund for Women; UN Women Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country 2011; U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report, U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011.