Tanzania is one of the fastest growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Despite the economic and governance progress, almost 33.6 percent of the population are below the basic needs poverty line, as are 24.5 percent of female headed households. Discrimination, abuse and violence against women and girls is wide-spread and common in Tanzania due to patriarchal and traditional norms. Two out of five women between 15 and 49 have experienced physical violence. One out of ten women aged 15 to 49 years have experienced forced sexual intercourse against their will.