Consultancy on Femicide Survey in 5 Regions of Tanzania Mainland

Consultancy on Femicide Survey in 5 Regions of Tanzania Mainland

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1.0 BACKGROUND AND THE CONSULTANCY 
 
 
Femicide has been noted globally and in 2013 the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) adopted the Vienna Declaration on Femicide/Gender-related killings of women and girls in 2013. The declaration recalled the Human Rights Council's Resolution on Accelerating Efforts to eliminate all Forms of Violence against Women: Remedies for Women Who have been Subjected to Violence (A/HRC/20/L.10), which welcomed the recent report of the Special Rapporteur on gender-related killings and invited Member States to submit relevant information and remedies. The Declaration Urged Member States, in respect of their due diligence obligation to protect women as well as to prevent and prosecute femicide, to undertake institutional initiatives to improve the prevention of femicide and the provision of legal protection, remedies and reparation to women survivors of violence against women, in accordance with international treaties and to consider adopting and implementing legislation to investigate, prosecute, punish and redress femicide in line with the effective experience of some countries. 
 
Tanzania have signed the CEDAW convention together with the Maputo Protocol which aim to protect women rights and from all forms of violence. There is no a specific legislation on Femicide or GBV in Tanzania and no research so far. Femicide is continuously being taken as normal deaths and killings with which the crime is explained from section 195 - 205 of the Tanzanian Penal code CAP 16, R.E 2002. 

According to Tanzania Human Rights report issued by (LHRC IIn 2020 Pg.32) Killings of women motivated by jealousy (intimate partner femicides): Recent trends show an increase of incidents of killings of women, perpetrated by their spouses, mainly motivated by jealousy. In 2019, LHRC documented 12 killings of women by their spouses, of which 8 were motivated by jealousy. In 2020, LHRC documented 32 killings of women by their spouses, 23 of which were motivated by jealousy. These xxii THRR 2020 incidents, which constitute violations of women’s freedom from violence and right to life, are more than double compared to those documented in 2019. 

There were 23 homicides compared to 12 incidents in 2019. The number of women killed in the two months of December 2021 to January 2022 seems has tripled compared to 2019 and 2020. These killings are violence against women and violate their rights to protection and security which are safeguarding in the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania. 
 
LHRC and CWHRDs TZ have come to a partnership to commission a consultancy to conduct a survey on the context of femicide in Tanzania focusing on 5 prevalent Regions.

The findings of this survey will be used as a baseline to form a future intervention for addressing the problem. 

1.1    Objectives of the assignment 

The overall objective of the task is to assess the current context of femicide in the selected regions which will be determined by the client and the consultant. 

1.2.    Specific Objectives 

1.2.1.    To determine the causes of femicide in Tanzania through assessing affected communities and victims’ families and offenders. 
1.2.2.    To assess the current policy and legal framework on Femicide in Tanzania and beyond. 
1.2.3.    To assess the situation of Femicide in selected regions 
1.2.4.    To provide recommendations on the key findings and lessons which inform the future interventions.  
 


2.0. KEY TASKS 

2.1     A comprehensive inception report detailing the understanding of the assignment approach, methodology, tools and target respondents and stratification sampling.  
2.2.    Attend an inception meeting for the clarification of the task with the client.  
2.3.    Undertake the task subject to the approved inception report by the client. 
2.4.    Present preliminary key findings to the SMT, selected taskforce from the femicide coalition members and MEL unit. 
2.5.    Prepare and submit draft report to the client. 
2.6.    Incorporate comments and submit final report to the client. 

 

3.0 KEY DELIVARABLES
 
3.1 Inception report approved by the client 
3.2. Survey tools approved by the client both in Swahili and English. 
3.3. PowerPoint presentation for preliminary findings. 
3.4. Final reports approved by the client.  

 

4.0 REQUIREMENTS

4.1 An experienced and proved competent individual or consultancy firm relevant to the consultancy's objectives and tasks.  
4.2. Detailed technical and financial proposal. 
 
  
HOW TO APPLY 
All interested Individual’s or Eligible Consultancy Firm are encouraged to apply lhrc@humanrights.or.tz specifying ‘Application for Femicide Survey Consultant title of the email. 
 
DISCLAIMER AND CLOSING DATE  
 
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the specialist assigned to this work.  LHRC reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.  

Application deadline: 08th April 2022 (23:59 hrs. )