Kigoma, Tanzania Case Study. Learning from SASA! Adaptations in a Rural Setting

Abstract

WPC’s experience in Kigoma highlights how the community based approach of SASA! is advantageous in a rural setting where social connections are strong, people are long term residents and easy to find near their home or fields for activities. Although there are challenges expected, such as resistance from men and community leaders, these can be overcome with close engagement, relationship building and helping all people see the benefits of non-violence. Overall, this case study reaffirms that community wide mobilization and engagement is a viable and potentially transformative VAW prevention approach within rural sub-Saharan setting.

Publication
In Raising Voices