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CHILDREN’S DIGNITY FORUM

Quest for Children’s Dignity First

CDF Overview

The Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF) is a voluntary, private, non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit-making Civil Society children’s rights organization based in Dar es Salaam as its headquarters, founded and registered in 2006 under the NGO Act No. 24/2002. CDF has Sub Offices in Mara and Dodoma Regions. The CDF’s work is geared towards producing a select range of high-visibility products on children’s issues with a view to influencing public attitudes and policy and building the capacity (on legal and human rights issues) of child-focused organizations in Tanzania. It provides a forum for dialogue and discussion on issues affecting children. It seeks to explore new and contentious issues that affects. CDF “put children FIRST” in all aspects of its work.

Mission

CDF is a not-for-profit organization that works for promotion of children’s rights for most vulnerable children , through creation of working forums that empower children, families and communities.

Vision

CDF envisages a Tanzania landscape where children dwell in a context permeated with dignity and where social justice is upheld.

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CHILDREN PROTECTION & PARTICIPATION

CAMPAIGNS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Dialogue and consultative meetings with:  Girls and young women;Boys and men; Traditional & Religious leaders; Parents & Guardians.

SERVICE PROVISIONS

Income Generating Activities: Referral services ; Counseling support services for girls affected and rescue from FGM .

LOBBYING & ADVOCACY

Conferences, workshops and high level panel discussions such as: East Africa Child marriage conference; Girls Summit 2014 in London; Launch of the National Child Marriage Free zone.

RESEARCH & BEST PRACTICES

Participatory Ethnographic Evaluation Research & Child Marriage Survey.

CHILD PROTECTION & PARTICIPATIONS

CDF operates with different girls’ Clubs and Networks in Mara and Mwanza Regions. Children’s councils are also crucial CDF’s work in child protection & participation.

CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

Trainings to empower girls and young women can include : Sexual and reproductive health rights; Life skills and leadership training;Business management & entrepreneurship training.

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