Tanzania

Tanzania: Child marriage ruling gives girls hope

Tanzania: Child marriage ruling gives girls hope

By ANNE ROBI Dar es Salaam:, 4 December:Veronica Nchagwa is a 14-year old standard six girl in Tanzania. Despite being bright, she is likely to become a bride before she attains 18 years as her parents are planning to marry her off as soon as she finishes her Standard Seven education next year. “My parents […]

Tanzania: Teenage pregnancy threaten girls’ education

Tanzania: Teenage pregnancy threaten girls’ education

By John Namkwahe Arusha, 27 November: Coming from a poor family, Sarah* from Sekei in Arusha, Tanzania, this year dropped out of school due to pregnancy. “It was difficult to continue with studies because of my appearance,” explains the 13-year-old girl with a very small stature A story behind Sarah’s teenage pregnancy is being told […]

November 27, 2019 Themes: Child Abuse | GBV | Health | Reproductive health | Sexual violence | Young Women Programs: Advocacy

Tanzania: Celebrating ending child marriages judgement

Tanzania: Celebrating ending child marriages judgement

For immediate release Johannesburg, 25 October: Gender Links welcomes the upholding of the ruling against child marriages by the High court of Tanzania. This a landmark victory not only for Tanzania but for Southern Africa as well as the rest of Africa where child marriages continue to infringe on the rights of children and promises […]

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