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...educated, but the women are not. As a result, this leads to poor knowledge of the health consequence of sexual violence, the treatment, and the SOSPA law that convicts the perpetrators. Therefore, educating the women, increasing school safety, promoting better attitudes among women help to ensure a more accepting society towards sexual violence victims. Likewise, women’s humanely right should not be violated. In addition, the use of radio stations to empower women and create awareness should be provided in the rural areas (Abeid et al., 2015). Lastly, both men and women should stop defending the rape myths among the victims because; it leads to disempowerment, low educational standard, poverty, and poor occupational status especially towards women. Therefore, exploring this stigma of rape myths and sexual abuse are important to strengthen the development of Tanzania.
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