Dorothea Ernest Malleyeck

I am a member of the Development Research Group and a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School of the Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Konstanz. Previously, I completed MA in Economics at the University of Dar es Salaam. I have 12 years of experience working with NGOs and INGOs focusing on ending violence against children, empowerment, and building agencies for girls and young women, SRHR, and HIV/AIDS.

My research interest focuses on violence, violence against children, the economic cost of violence, and interventions to end violence.

Publications (non-academic)

Ernest, D., Otoo-Oyortey, N., Gebreegziabher, S., Mtengeti, K. (2019). “I have no idea how I got pregnant” (A PEER study on Teenage Pregnancy and Child Motherhood). Access: Forward-Tanzania-Report-2019-Updated-Branding-WEB.pdf (

Ernest, D., Howard-Merrill, L., Norman, K., Otoo-Oyortey, N. (2014).Do not hide yourselves, you are not cursed” (A PEER study on Obstetric Fistula). Access: Do not hide yourself_PEER Study.indd (