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Gender Based Violence Increases In Tanzania

Gender Based Violence Increases In Tanzania

THE government has condemned the rising wave of Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases and other acts of violence in the community and promises to reduce the trend by 50 percent by the years 2021 and 2022. This was stated yesterday by the Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elders and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu. Expressing […]

New Approach To End FGM Bears Fruit

New Approach To End FGM Bears Fruit

A NEW approach to end female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania is now bearing fruit in areas the practice is still practised. The approach involves engaging traditional circumcisers and clan heads, who are influential in fighting against the practice. Speaking on the new approach, Assistant Director of the Family Unit at the Ministry of Health, […]

Non-Governmental Organization Of ‘Haki-Elimu Is Teaching Girls How To Make Sanitary Pads

Non-Governmental Organization Of ‘Haki-Elimu Is Teaching Girls How To Make Sanitary Pads

Menstrual cycles, with accompanying bodily changes and sometimes even abdominal pain, can be bad news to most ladies, but when it comes to school girls in remote rural areas, where protective pads are unheard of, the situation can be a nightmare. Sanitary health, especially among school girls in rural villages is becoming something of paramount […]

Without Safe Houses, Girls Will Be Cut

Without Safe Houses, Girls Will Be Cut

 “Without safe houses, girls will be cut,” said human rights activist Rhobi Samwelly, who runs two safe houses for girls in the Butiama and Serengeti districts of Tanzania’s largely rural Mara region. “During the cutting season, you can’t get protection in the community,” she explained. In parts of Tanzania where female genital mutilation (FGM) is […]

Mohammed Dewji’s Family To Pay Sh1 Billion Reward For Information On Missing Billionaire

Mohammed Dewji’s Family To Pay Sh1 Billion Reward For Information On Missing Billionaire

 The family of missing Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has announced a Sh1 billion reward to anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of their kin. A family spokesperson Mr Azim Dewji announced the reward today, Monday October 15, 2018, at a press conference. Mr Dewji was flanked at the meeting by Mo’s father Gullam Dewji. […]

Tanzania Defends Changing Its Statistics Law

Tanzania Defends Changing Its Statistics Law

Tanzania is amending its Statistics Act to ensure that all official published data are accurate, and the changes won’t restrict freedom of speech, Finance Minister Philip Mpango said. Mpango made the comments to the International Monetary Fund’s regional representative, Maxwell Mkwezalamba, at a meeting in Indonesia, according to an email from the minister’s office on […]

Tanzania To Tax Air Travellers $5 From October

Tanzania To Tax Air Travellers $5 From October

Tanzania announced a security levy on air passengers, which businesses warn is likely to affect tourist numbers. The new levy, which takes effect on October 1, is meant to help improve airport security installations and safety services including perimeter fences and scanning machines. Tanzania Airports Authority director-general Richard Mayongela said foreign travellers boarding aircraft at […]

Speaker Ndugai Bans Women MPs With False Eyelashes, Finger Nails From Entering Parliament

Speaker Ndugai Bans Women MPs With False Eyelashes, Finger Nails From Entering Parliament

Dodoma — Speaker of Parliament Job Ndugai said on Monday, September 10, 2018 that women Members of Parliament (MPs) with false eyelashes and false finger nails will not be allowed to enter the legislative house. “With the powers vested in me by the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, I now ban all MPs […]

Women Are Not Accessible To Loans To Fund Their Businesses

Women Are Not Accessible To Loans To Fund Their Businesses

 Some women and youth in Gwitiryo Ward in Tarime District have said loan conditions by the government and the little knowledge they have are the reasons why they don’t take credit. Instead they join groups of people so they could give loans among themselves. This is a sort of pyramid scheme. This came up in […]

Tanzania’s CCM Party Focuses On Women Empowerment

Tanzania’s CCM Party Focuses On Women Empowerment

 The ruling party’s women wing, UWT, has pledged to support all women in the country regardless of their ethnicity and political affiliations in a bid to improve their economic status. The wing said that considering the role played by women in various sectors, it was devising strategies to ensure that all women were economically liberated […]