The Millennium Development Goal 3 Project: (MDG 3 Project)


Year 2009 to 2011: The Millennium Development Goal 3 Project: (MDG 3 Project).

The MDG3 Project is generously funded by the Royal Government of the Netherland for Tanzania, Bosnia Herzegovina and the Philippines.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were developed out of the eight chapters of the United Nations Millennium Declarations signed in September, 2000.

The 8 goals are:-

1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger,

2. Achieve universal primary education.

3. Promote gender equality and empower women.

4. Reduce child mortality.

5. Improve maternal health.

6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases.

7. Ensure environmental sustainability.

8. Develop a global partnership for development.

The International Association of Women Judges is the implementing organization of the MDG3 Project in the three aforementioned countries, including Tanzania.

The IAWJ has coined a name for the Project. It is called Stopping Sexual Exploitation by Authority (Sextortion).

In March this year, TAWJA conducted MDG3 Sextortion Seminars for judges and magistrates in Arusha, Mtwara and Sumbawanga to disseminate human rights knowledge and skills particularly those relating to sexual abuse and exploitation by authority. The goal was to sensitize judicial officers to protect and promote human rights especially human dignity and respect in public institutions. 83 judges, magistrates and law enforcers participated in these seminars.

In May this year, TAWJA will conduct 3 MDG3 Sextortion seminars at the Institute of Judicial Administration in Lushoto, Tanga for 120 Second Year Diploma in Law students most of who are primary court magistrate trainees.