In December PRI conducted a multi agency training workshop on tools to monitor places of detention of children in Tanzania. Workshop participants included representatives of the Commission for Human rights and good governance, DPP, Police, Prisons detention homes for children, and Ministries for Social Welfare; Gender and Children; and Legal affairs. The workshopexplored the possibility of multi agency monitoring and monitoring tools developed by PRI were piloted in a prison and children’s detention centre in Dar es Salaam.
This workshop is a continuation of PRI’s work in Tanzania to promote the results of a report entitled Inspection Report for Children in Detention Facilities in Tanzania, 2011. The report is a compilation of information gathered by the Tanzanian Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance from questionnaires used in individual and focus group interviews with children and staff in police custody, prisons, and childen’s detention homes across fourteen regions of Tanzania.
Following the launch of the Report in August 2011 a number of commitments were made by to address recommendations made. PRI, with financial support of UNICEF Tanzania is assisting in the development of a multi agency approach to monitor progress.