Updated Jul 14, 2020

Children's Dignity Forum (CDF)

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Koshuma Mtengeti

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Children’s Dignity Forum works to support establishment and strengthening of child protection and response systems. The Gender Response Reporting System (GRRS) is a Tanzania Police Force real-time reporting system on Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases

The Gender Response Reporting System is an online reporting system which has ability to enter Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases details from any police Gender and Children’s Desk in the country. This system is part of the Tanzania Police Force (TPF) improvement to timely respond to GBV and VAWC cases. It has an ability to provide reliable real time information from police station level to Poli...
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The Gender Response Reporting System is an online reporting system which has ability to enter Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases details from any police Gender and Children’s Desk in the country. This system is part of the Tanzania Police Force (TPF) improvement to timely respond to GBV and VAWC cases. It has an ability to provide reliable real time information from police station level to Police Headquarters which in turn facilitates easy response to GBV and Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) cases. GRRS enhance openness, accountability and responsiveness to GBV cases as it allow access to administrator (District Police Commander, Regional Police Commanders and TPF HQ Administrators and the Inspector General of Police) to view, review and inquiry on progress of all reported GBV cases. It also makes easy referral to other supportive services including medical services and ensure timely access to justice as system administrators have the ability to intervene on cases that has taken long for investigation to be completed and, whenever necessary, change the investigators of the cases if there will be no satisfactory explanation as to why the case is taking longer than it should be.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

The mentioned innovation was piloted and in operation in Tarime-Rorya Special Police Zone, Mara and Dar es salaam Police Regions. Currently the Tanzania Police Force and CDF are planning to scale up GRRS to other Police Regions in Tanzania

Focus Areas:

Gender-based Violence, Child Protection, Men and Boys and 1 MoreSEE ALL

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Implemented In:

Tanzania

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Problem

Despite the increasing recognition of women and children rights, in Tanzania prevalence of GBV is still high. Women and children continue to be marginalized and experience multiple forms of GBV. According to 2015/2016 TDHS, 40% of women aged 15 to 49 have experienced physical violence and 17 % have experienced sexual violence. Even though the numbers are high, still a lot of women fail to report and attain justice from cases of violence despite the progress in preventing and punishing GBV crimes

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Solution

The GRRS offers a state of the art, real time gender cases reporting interface that begins at the local police station and goes all the way to the police headquarters; giving police at all levels access to GBV cases. The system offers improved means of data storage that is paper to digital documentation, which promotes easy sharing of information and feedback as well as improve response to GBV cases reported by allowing victim to get support in a timely and efficient manner.

Target Beneficiaries

The main users of the GRRS are the police gender and children desks in Tanzania. It is expected to be used by the Police Regional Commanders and the Police Headquarter to follow-up progress of the reported cases in criminal justice system and take timely actions to ensure they go through justice system. The main beneficiaries will be women and children as they will be confident of reporting knowing they will attain justice

Mission and Vision

The Gender Response Reporting System (GRRS) aims at ensuring that women and children receive great support and access justice. Moreover, the system is a catalyst to improved case management at police gender desks to promote efficient response to GBV cases be it in investigation, evidence collection and adjudication.

Competitive Advantage

The GRRS is created to capture GBV cases at local police station, distrrict and regional level that are monitored by police headquarters where the administrator has the control over the system. This allows the Regional Police Commanders, Gender and Children Coordinator and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to have real time access to the cases reported and entered into the system and able to view their progress. This promotes accountability and transparency among police officers in dealing with cases of Gender Based Violence

Planned Goals and Milestones

The next step for the innovation is to scale up to all Police Stations in Tanzania. This will require capacity building to Police Officers from the Police Gender and Children Desks (PGCDs) who are responsible in receiving and recording GBV cases to manage the GRRS. Also it will require supply of equipment required to manage the GRRS which includes computer desktops, printers and internet routers/modem to all police stations in Tanzania
Funding Goal350,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted26
New Implemented CountriesTanzania

The Team Behind the Innovation

The team behind the GRRS is a team that brings together their diverse knowledge combining police operational procedures and actual experiences of GBV/VAWC survivors in accessing support service and justice. It is composed of (1) The Tanzania Police Force (TPF - HQ) ICT department, (2) Exodus Solutions which is an IT-based firm on data management and (3) Children’s Dignity Forum - Children and Young Women Protection Team

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN

Milestone

Feb 2017
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Tanzania

Supporting Materials

CDF-PROFILE-OCTOBER-12TH-NOVEMBER-orientation-null.pdf
Media-Report-for-CDF-GRRS-launching-orientation-null.pdf