Tanzania

Tanzania: Border trade & teenage pregnancy

Tanzania: Border trade & teenage pregnancy

By George Mapunjo Tunduma, 26 December: Teenage pregnancies continue to be a challenge and a huge obstacle for girls to further their right to education, this is particularly true for border areas and centers of Commerce in Tanzania. This is due to many factors that threaten the safety and wellbeing of young girls at home […]

March 26, 2019 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Put an end to FGM

Tanzania: Put an end to FGM

By Joel Headman Ngorongoro, 10 December: The northern district of Ngorongoro is home to the Maasai people and a place where tradition and culture still reign supreme. Many live in fear of their ancestors and will often times attribute misfortunes as a punishment from ancestors. This is also the basis of female genital mutilation (FGM) […]

January 31, 2019 Themes: Human Rights Programs: GL Commentary Service

20 Years of Tanzania Media Women’s Association (TAMWA)

Moving the Agenda for Social Transformation TAMWA rose from obscurity to become the mouthpiece of women’s human rights. TAMWA is active and visible in the public realm and active in women’s human rights. This book attempts to answer questions as to why TAMWA was formed and how it continues to survive. It also looks at […]

Tanzania: Culture’s impact on menstrual health

Tanzania: Culture’s impact on menstrual health

By Anne Robi Geita, 28 December: Despite grappling with poverty that reduces their access to quality education, girls from Geita District in Tanzania are disheartened by social taboos that haunt their educational development and expose them to menstrual health problems. A 10-day survey conducted in the area revealed that girls and women from Sukuma and […]

December 28, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Poverty hindering good menstrual health

Tanzania: Poverty hindering good menstrual health

By Julieth Muunga Dar es Salaam, 21 December: The government of Tanzania has been urged to supply essential items for the welfare of the girl child in schools. These items include sanitary napkins which are needed  to help girls who are on their menstrual cycle while they are at school. The call was proposed by […]

December 21, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Say no to sextortion

Tanzania: Say no to sextortion

By Bahati Mandago       Dar es Salaam, 20 December: In 1999, former  Miss Tanzania Hoyce Temu, shocked the nation when she went public and shared her sexual corruption experience in one of her speeches. In her book “NAYAKUMBUKA YOTE’’ which translates ‘I REMEMBER IT ALL’, Ms Temu  explained how sextortion left her with no choice but […]

December 20, 2018 Themes: Sexual violence Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Lack of facilities threat to maternal health

Tanzania: Lack of facilities threat to maternal health

By Naetwe Kimweri Kilolo, 18 December: Maternal mortality statistics in  2015 show that there was an average of 556 deaths of mothers and children, which occurred per one hundred thousand families in Tanzania. There were many causes for this, some of which included the lack of responsible healthcare staff, poor infrastructure, lack of reproductive education […]

December 18, 2018 Themes: Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Long walks fueling teenage pregnancies

Tanzania: Long walks fueling teenage pregnancies

By Najjat Omar Kaliua, 17 December: This Radio Feature is a based on the life of a young girl named Kadelia from Kaliua. She is in standard five and walks 20 kilometers to school each day. This year she started relationships with two men. One of them was a motorcycle driver (Boda boda driver) and […]

December 17, 2018 Themes: Education | Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Gender based violence in mining

Tanzania: Gender based violence in mining

By Idd Juma Dar es salaam, 27 November:  A large number of women are involved in small-scale mining  in the Tanzanian region of Geita. They experience many challenges, a major one being gender-based violence. Due to high poverty levels, women in the region are forced to work in mining to support their families. In the […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: GBV Programs: GL Commentary Service

Tanzania: Child marriages mar girls’ future

Tanzania: Child marriages mar girls’ future

By Anne Robi Dar es Salaam, 4 December: Despite her desire to complete her education, Neema Charles never made it to secondary school as she was forced to get married a year before she completed her primary education. The 16-year old girl from Tarime District in Mara Region of Tanzania dreamt of becoming  a doctor […]

November 27, 2018 Themes: Human Rights | Young Women Programs: GL Commentary Service