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Tanzania: 6 Trafficked Girls Rescued, 2 With Now Mothers

Tanzania: 6 Trafficked Girls Rescued, 2 With Now Mothers

 Police are in contact with their counterparts and Social welfare department in Ngara District to reunites six girls who are the recent victims of human trafficking. Mara regional police Commander Ramadhani Nga’anzi said among the 6 victims 2 already have children after being trafficked. The RPC added that the teenagers were found in Masinki Village […]

Tanzania: World ‘Moves’ to Tanzania As Solar Eclipse Occurs Today

Tanzania: World ‘Moves’ to Tanzania As Solar Eclipse Occurs Today

Tanzanias and other international visitors will today witness the annular solar eclipse that will be witnessed in Rujewa and Wang’ing’ombe in Mbeya and Njombe regions respectively. The two areas, according to astronomy experts, are the best sites for viewing the rare event in which the sun’s disk will change to a ring. Experts say that […]

Tanzanians With Albinism Granted Asylum In The U.S

Tanzanians With Albinism Granted Asylum In The U.S

Two teenage sisters living with albinism have been granted asylum in the US due to fear for their lives in Tanzania. The students from the University of Southern California Gould School Of Law (USC Gould) helped them launch a legal process to seek asylum which has been recently approved. Tindi Mashamba and Bibiana Mashamba who […]

Tanzania: New Clubs Formed to Tackle FGM in Mara Region

Tanzania: New Clubs Formed to Tackle FGM in Mara Region

Ten new clubs have been formed to fight female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage in Tarime District, Mara Region. The clubs involve school and out of school girls as well as young mothers, according to Mr Kambibi Kamugisha, the Project Coordinator at Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF), a local NGO leading on-going campaigns against FGM, […]

Over 250 Marginalised Women in Africa to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Over 250 Marginalised Women in Africa to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

More than 250 marginalised women in Africa will later this year climb Mount Kilimanjaro to advocate women’s rights towards accessing natural resources, an official said on Sunday. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The summit on Mount Kilimanjaro is called Uhuru Peak, and stands at […]

Tanzania: Parents Urged To Be Involved In Sex Education

Tanzania: Parents Urged To Be Involved In Sex Education

Promoting comprehensive sex education in schools is crucial towards lessening chances of young people from pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections. Even though some teachers in the country feel nervous or tentative in tackling sex subjects to their students, the topics remain crucial for children to understand them. Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and […]

Tanzania To Host Africa Women Forum

Tanzania To Host Africa Women Forum

The Graça Machel Trust has announced plans to launch a pan-African initiative that would increase the power of women to transform the continent economically and socially. The Trust will convene the first-ever Women Advancing Africa (WAA) Forum in 2017 to highlight the critical role that women play in shaping Africa’s development. The WAA Forum will […]

Tanzania: Government Nods to Women Empowerment

Tanzania: Government Nods to Women Empowerment

 The government has commended endeavours to empower women and youth groups in Ruvuma region. The empowerment efforts are done by the National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) in collaboration with Tanzania Postal Bank (TPB) whereby 543m/- has already been loaned to various SACCOS and youth entrepreneurship groups. The Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office responsible for […]

Maasai Women Silenced For Years

Maasai Women Silenced For Years

Maasai men have been condemned for embracing oppressive traditions that cower their partners to the extent women do not raise their voices to demand their rights like that of property ownership. A resident of Muhuzi Village, Ms Leah Laizer, said during a meeting that men had more voice and rights over ownership of property even […]

Tanzania: Leaders Urged to Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Tanzania: Leaders Urged to Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Local government authorities have been urged to work with human rights activists in a bid to end female genital mutilation in Mara Region. Village chairmen are in a better positioned to deal with the condemned traditional practice, participants at a one-day workshop organised by the Musoma Roman Catholic Diocese said on Wednesday. An activist from […]