MINISTER for Women Doctor Jiko Luveni has hailed the violence-free status of some communities as the way forward for the stability of the family unit.
Dr Luveni said the program gave space for husbands and wives to discuss issues together.
"Quality time within the family is important and in discussing issues that is important to them," she said.
"It can be a good preventative measure towards eliminating violence against women and children through a multi-sectoral, collaborative, multi-functional, and community-based approach.
"It reiterates the message loud and clear that domestic violence is a crime and it should not be tolerated in any case or situation."
Dr Luveni said violence must be reported to the police and justice should prevail.
"It is an eye-opener to the community that sustainable development cannot be achieved without empowering the women, it gets men including male leaders to advocate on gender equality and women's rights.
"It breaks the silence on violence and provides a greater understanding to a society on how they should provide support to the victims of violence and abuse.
"It gives courage to the victims to come out of the trauma and learn to live free from fear and guilt and it also empowers people to live a life of the victors and not victims.
"It promotes holistic social and economical development and wellbeing of a society that takes pride in valuing its women and children as assets for sustainable development, peace and happiness."