2 October 2017 - ‘Natural birth’ is the only option for many women here, and though dedicated midwives do their best, the risk of infection – and sepsis – is high.

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Thursday, 28 September 2017 05:36

TANZANIA: Fresh FGM Concerns Raised

 

25 September 2017 - Dar es Salaam — Tanzania is among the nations that outlawed the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) for girls below the age of 18.

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26 June 2017 - When he took office in 2015, Tanzania's President John Magufuli was hailed as a president unafraid to roll-up his sleeves alongside citizens. His nickname, “The Bulldozer,” was meant as a compliment for his relentless work ethic. Magufuli has however come under attack for controversial and regressive remarks that girls would not be allowed back to school if they became pregnant and gave birth.

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DODOMA, April 28 2017 - Lawmakers yesterday tasked the government to explain when it will specifically revise the heavily criticized Law of Marriage Act of 1976 in order to protect young girls from being married off at a tender age.

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17 March 2017 - Teachers often leave a mark on students. And, in Tanzania, it can hurt. “When I was slapped, I felt I had the teacher’s hand on my face,” said Sandra (not her real name) from Kahama district.

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12 March 2017 - Teachers often leave a mark on students. In Tanzania, it can hurt.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 09:30

TANZANIA: 1.5 Million Adolescents Not in School

14 February 2017 - Dar es Salaam - More than 40 percent of Tanzania’s adolescents are left out of quality lower-secondary education despite the government’s positive decision to make lower-secondary education free.

 

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Thursday, 15 December 2016 10:30

TANZANIA: Dar moves against gender violence

Dar es Salaam, 14 December 2016 -- FOR the first time in history, Tanzania yesterday launched a National Plan of Action to end violence against women and children (2017-2022) that will provide a comprehensive and coordinated response to the prevention of violence.     

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The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, yesterday warned that parents or guardians who marry off their school-going age daughters face prosecution and 30 years in jail as police in Rukwa Region have arrested three parents for the offence.

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5 August 2016 – Tanzania Ending Child Marriage Network (TECMN) has made a call to the government to reconsider its decision to challenge a court ruling on child marriage.

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