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Latest items for Tanzania

Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

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Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

1.0
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

“Tanzania’s Law of Marriage Act (1971) is different for boys and girls. It allows girls to be married at 15 years old whereas boys have to be 18. Both boys and girls can marry at 14 with a court’s permission. In June 2016, Tanzania’s high court ruled this to be unconstitutional but the law has yet to be amended” (para 11). “Reform and harmonise conflicting laws, such as the Law of Marriage Act of 1971. Make it clear that marriage is only for those 18 and above. Ensure the legislation is enforced” (para 13).
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

“Tanzania’s Law of Marriage Act (1971) is different for boys and girls. It allows girls to be married at 15 years old whereas boys have to be 18. Both boys and girls can marry at 14 with a court’s permission. In June 2016, Tanzania’s high court ruled this to be unconstitutional but the law has yet to be amended” (para 11).
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CWC-DATA-2

“Girls who live in rural areas and/or come from a poor family are also much more likely to be married early” (para 4). “Strengthen education and learning environments for girls in rural and urban areas. Invest in quality education, and offer reliable transport to school. Encourage married children and teenage mothers to return to school” (para 15).
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-2

“Girls from ethnic groups where initiation rites, female genital mutilation and traditional dances are widespread are more at risk of child marriage. By initiating girls into ‘womanhood’, these rituals are used to prepare girls for marriage. Once performed, marriage often quickly follows” (para 7). “The survey also sheds light on rituals specific to certain tribes. Among the Sukuma, for instance, when girls turn 12, they are taken to a traditional healer for medicine that will enhance their chances of attracting male partners” (para 8).
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1

“There is a real concern that, with the recent increase in teen pregnancies (from 23% in 2010 to 27% in 2016), child marriage rates could rise too” (para 10).
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

“The bride price that parents receive upon marriage – often paid in cattle and cash – is also seen as a strategy to reduce poverty” (para 5).
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

“Girls are often tested for pregnancy in schools and expelled if they test positive” (para 10).
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

“According to the survey, 37% of girls in Tanzania are married before their 18th birthday. This is based on the percentage of women aged 20-24 years old who were married before they were 18 years old. But not all girls face the same level of risk. Some regions have higher rates than others, with Shinyanga and Tabora having rates of up to 59% and 58% while Dar es Salaam and Iringa have rates as low as 19% and 8%. Girls who live in rural areas and/or come from a poor family are also much more likely to be married early” (para 3-4).
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

“Fund and implement the National Plan of Action to End Violence Against Women and Children in Tanzania (2017/18 – 2021/22) across the country. Ensure that all relevant Government ministries such as education and health are involved in tacking child marriage together in collaboration with civil society organisations, UN agencies, community leaders and other stakeholders” (para 17).
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DMW-PRACTICE-1

“From a very young age, girls in some regions are raised to perform traditional gender roles as mothers, wives and caregivers. As a result, they often have limited economic value to the household, except the bride price they bring when they marry. Boys, on the other hand are seen as an investment in the family’s future” (para 6).
Aug. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

“” (para 3-4). “Parents worry about the shame, and financial burden, that an unwanted pregnancy brings to the family. In many cases, girls are made to marry the men who got them pregnant, whether they want to or not” (para 9).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

11.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

8.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-SCALE-1

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ATC-SCALE-1

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