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Dec. 7, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Proportions of women in parliament in East Africa … Tanzania at 36.6 percent" (3).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Tanzanian schools routinely expel girls who become pregnant, who are thought to number about 8,000 a year. The practice dates back several decades but has intensified since President John Magufuli took office in 2015. Some schools have imposed compulsory pregnancy tests on girls. The president went a step further in June, announcing that students would not be allowed to return to school after giving birth" (para. 4-5).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Tanzania has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, with widespread sexual violence and girls exchanging sex for school fees, food and shelter, according to the UN" (para. 18).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-3

"'Most of the young girls who get pregnant come from a background of poverty. The implication of the ban is to deny these girls a basic education and relegate them to a cycle of poverty. The system endorses the view that girls are not as worthy as boys.' (para. 17).
Dec. 7, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"In January, campaigners condemned the arrest of five pregnant pupils in the Tandahimba district, on the Mozambique border, saying that the men who impregnated them should be arrested instead" (para. 6).
Nov. 15, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The High Court ruled that marriage under the age of 18 was illegal and directed the government to raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 for both boys and girls within one year." (para 4).
Nov. 15, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Yesterday, the Tanzania Court of Appeal upheld the landmark 2016 ruling by the High Court against child marriage." (para 1).
Nov. 15, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The State’s appeal was based on the claim that the disparity in the minimum age of marriage is a compromise to accommodate customary, traditional and religious values on marriage. We believe the right to culture and freedom of religion can not limit the fundamental right to equality and non-discrimination." (para 7).
Nov. 1, 2019, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"Article 13 of the Tanzanian Consitution states that 'all persons are equal before the law and are entitled, without any discrimination, to protection and equality before the law'" (para 2).
Nov. 1, 2019, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"In Tanzania, the minimum age for boys to marry is 18 years as set by The Law of Marriage Act 1971 at 18, but for girls it is 14 with consent of the court, and at the age of 15 with parental consent. This is not equal protection" (para 3). "In 2016, Rebeca Gyumi, Director of...[the]... Msichana Initiative, brought a case challenging the constitutionality of child 'marriage' in Tanzania, and demanding the government give girls equal protection under the law" (para 4). The High Court ruled that marriage under the age of 18 was illegal and directed the government to raise the minimum age of marriage to 18 for both...more
Nov. 1, 2019, 9:48 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Over 30% of girls in Tanzania are married before their 18th birthday. According to UNICEF, Tanzania has the 11th highest absolute number of child brides in the world – 779,000" (para 2).
Oct. 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Guyana, Iceland, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Laos, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, South Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-2

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Oct. 18, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Angola, Bahamas, Benin, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, D R Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, Laos, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, North Korea, Peru, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The 2008 Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed punishments of two to 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine between five million and 100 million Tanzania shilling (TZS) ($2,180 to $43,570), or both for offenses involving adult victims and 10 to 20 years’ imprisonment, a fine between five million and 150 million TZS ($2,180 to $65,360), or both for those involving child victims. These penalties were sufficiently stringent but, with regard to sex trafficking, by allowing for a fine in lieu of imprisonment, the penalties were not commensurate with those for other serious crimes, such as rape. The Anti-Trafficking Secretariat (ATS) submitted a proposal to eliminate...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"Without national implementation of standard identification procedures or proactive screening of vulnerable populations by immigration officials, it is likely authorities detained and deported many unidentified trafficking victims for smuggling or illegal immigration charges (...) The anti-trafficking law provides foreign victims legal alternatives to their removal to countries where their safety or that of their families may be endangered; however, during the reporting period, the government did not grant residency or temporary stay to trafficking victims. Victims typically testify in trafficking cases, but the Whistle Blowers and Witness Protection Act of 2015 and the 2008 anti-trafficking act gave any victim of crime and trafficking victims the option to refuse to participate...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"As reported over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Tanzania, and traffickers exploit victims from Tanzania abroad. Internal trafficking is more prevalent than transnational trafficking and characteristically facilitated by the victims’ family members, friends, or intermediaries offering assistance with education or securing employment in urban areas. Traffickers exploit girls in domestic servitude throughout the country and in sex trafficking particularly in tourist hubs and along the border with Kenya. An NGO stated that traffickers target young girls from rural and impoverished villages, pay their parents a small fee, and exploit the girls in sex trafficking to businessmen who believe a myth that having intercourse...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Government of Tanzania does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated significant efforts during the reporting period by adopting a new national action plan and maintaining prosecution efforts. In partnership with international organizations, the government also facilitated but did not fund several trainings for law enforcement officials and magistrates. However, the government did not demonstrate overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period. The government did not fully implement its standardized victim identification and referral policies or the protection provisions of the 2008 anti-trafficking law, leading to the government identifying, referring, and repatriating...more
Oct. 16, 2019, 10:36 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

"The government reported identifying 13 potential trafficking victims, but did not report referring any victims to assistance; a significant decrease from the 59 victims the government identified and referred in the previous reporting period" (459).
Sept. 20, 2019, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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July 21, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"Tanzania has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, with widespread sexual violence and girls exchanging sex for school fees, food and shelter, according to the UN" (para 18). "Last December, Magufuli pardoned two child rapists who raped 10 primary school children, after serving 13 years of their life sentences" (para 19).
July 21, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"In an official statement, a bank spokesman said: 'The World Bank supports policies that encourage girls’ education and make it possible for young girls to study in schools until they reach their full potential. The economic and social returns for girls finishing their education are very high in every society for both current and future generations. Working with our partners, the World Bank will continue to advocate girls’ access to education through our dialogue with the Tanzanian government"' (para 8-9). "Judy Gitau, the regional coordinator for Equality Now Africa, an advocacy group that has been lobbying to have school expulsions lifted, said:...'Unfortunately, the taking away of $300m means all children...more
July 21, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2

"Last December, Magufuli pardoned two child rapists who raped 10 primary school children, after serving 13 years of their life sentences" (para 19).
July 21, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"In January, campaigners condemned the arrest of five pregnant pupils in the Tandahimba district, on the Mozambique border, saying that the men who impregnated them should be arrested instead" (para 6). "In an official statement, a bank spokesman said: 'The World Bank supports policies that encourage girls’ education and make it possible for young girls to study in schools until they reach their full potential. The economic and social returns for girls finishing their education are very high in every society for both current and future generations. Working with our partners, the World Bank will continue to advocate girls’ access to education through our dialogue with the Tanzanian government'" (para...more
July 21, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

"Tanzanian schools routinely expel girls who become pregnant, who are thought to number about 8,000 a year" (para 4). "In 2017, a Human Rights Watch report concluded that the discriminatory policy contributed to 1.5 million children being out of school in the country" (para 10). "Tanzania has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, with widespread sexual violence and girls exchanging sex for school fees, food and shelter, according to the UN" (para 18).
July 21, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Tanzanian schools routinely expel girls who become pregnant, who are thought to number about 8,000 a year. The practice dates back several decades but has intensified since President John Magufuli took office in 2015. Some schools have imposed compulsory pregnancy tests on girls" (para 4). "Judy Gitau, the regional coordinator for Equality Now Africa, an advocacy group that has been lobbying to have school expulsions lifted, said:...'Unfortunately, the taking away of $300m means all children will suffer. However, it is in the government’s hands to right the wrong, to lift the ban and to ensure the money does come in. Most of the young girls who get pregnant come from...more
July 21, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-DATA-1

"Tanzanian schools routinely expel girls who become pregnant, who are thought to number about 8,000 a year" (para 4). "In 2017, a Human Rights Watch report concluded that the discriminatory policy contributed to 1.5 million children being out of school in the country" (para 10).
July 21, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ATC-DATA-7

"The World Bank has withdrawn a $300m (£232m) loan to Tanzania amid concerns about the nation’s policy of expelling pregnant girls from school. The money, a significant proportion of funding totalling $500m awarded to Tanzania by the bank in 2018, was scheduled for approval last month. It was intended to help Tanzania’s education ministry to improve access to secondary education. In a double blow for the country, the World Bank announcement came on the same day that Denmark, Tanzania’s second biggest donor, said it was withholding $10m (£7.7m) of aid funding due to unease over human rights abuses and 'unacceptable homophobic comments' by a government official" (para 1-3). "A source...more
July 21, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Tanzanian schools routinely expel girls who become pregnant, who are thought to number about 8,000 a year. The practice dates back several decades but has intensified since President John Magufuli took office in 2015. Some schools have imposed compulsory pregnancy tests on girls. The president went a step further in June, announcing that students would not be allowed to return to school after giving birth" (para 4-5).
July 21, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"Tanzania has one of the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world, with widespread sexual violence and girls exchanging sex for school fees, food and shelter, according to the UN" (para 18).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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