Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 51.82 million
  • Population under 15: 45%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 61 years
  • Human Development Index: 151 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Low Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 5.3%
  • Mean Household Composition: 5 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 24.4%
  • Early Marriage (% of girls married by age 15): 37%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2010

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REPSSI4 Sep 2017
Arusha, Tanzania

The theme of the next PSS forum, which will take place in Arusha, Tanzania from 4-6 September, 2017, is “Equity, Equality for all Girls, Boys and Youth”

Oak Foundation11 Dec 2016

Oak Foundation is recruiting a Programme Officer for the Child Abuse Programme and its work in East Africa, who will also have some administrative responsibility for Oak Foundation’s office in Dar-es-Salaam. 

RISE17 Nov 2016
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The NGOs Railway Children and Juconi International will host a conference from 17-18 November, 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania titled  “Breaking the cycle: Reintegrating street-connected children: applying theory, developing practice”.

Railway Children and Juconi International16 Nov 2016
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The conference is aimed at leaders, managers and practitioners from civil society, local government and academia that are working with or are concerned with street connected children and youth, and all children affected by family violence.

Interagency Learning Initiative on Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms and Child Protection Systems14 Oct 2016

Building the evidence base on effective models of community-led child protection and bottom-up child protection systems strengthening – developing case studies of effective practice in Uganda and Tanzania

Rachel Bray with Andrew Dawes - UNICEF1 Jun 2016

This paper examines existing knowledge on raising adolescents in east and southern African countries, including Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.  According to the report, and within the context of these regions, parenting is understood to be handled through extended community and family networks.  

Jeanette Olsson, Staffan Höjer, Lennarth Nyström, Maria Emmelin - International Social Work31 May 2016

The aim of this mixed-method study was to explore the trajectories of leaving home, and views and experiences among children and youth in the Kagera region in Tanzania, who have lived on the streets or been domestic workers. 

Ministry of Empowerment, Social Welfare, Youth, Women, and Children - Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar14 Mar 2016

Zanzibar’s Department of Social Welfare has announced a series of policies that it will implement in order to enhance the protection of children in alternative care in Zanzibar, particularly for residential care facilities. 

Issa Yussuf, Daily News2 Mar 2016

The Director of the Department of Social Welfare in Zanzibar, Wahida Maabad Mohamed, recently presented findings of the ‘Rapid Assessment of the Children Living in Children’s Homes in Zanzibar’ which was undertaken from January to mid-February 2016. The aim of the survey was to collect data on children's homes in Pemba and Unguja.

Department of Social Welfare - Ministry of Empowerment, Social Welfare, Youth, Women and Children; Save the Children UK; SOS Children’s Villages1 Mar 2016

Zanzibar’s Department of Social Welfare - a department within the Ministry of Empowerment, Social Welfare, Youth, Women and Children - along with Save the Children UK and SOS Children’s Villages undertook a rapid assessment of residential care institutions in Zanzibar in an effort to provide preliminary information to assist the Department of Social Welfare in licensing of all children’s homes in Zanzibar.