Tanzania's civil societies have urged the government to listen to the public outcry following President John Magufuli's decision that, during his time in the office, teen mothers will not be allowed back to school after having their babies.
Civil society Vow No Surrender in Teen Mothers Debate
Citizen, 30 June 2017
Civil society organisations (CSOs) say they will not be silenced in the current debate on whether to allow teen mothers back to school. Read more »
A joint press conference held in Dar es Salaam by the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, which advocate women and girls’ rights, stressed the importance of educating girls.
Activists Want Magufuli to Reconsider Teen Mothers School Ban
Citizen, 29 June 2017
The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has asked the government to reconsider its decision to prohibit teen mothers from returning to school after delivery. Read more »
Ruling Party Defends Magufuli's Teen Mothers School Ban
CCM has clarified that President John Magufuli's decision to ban teen mothers from being readmitted to public schools, saying it was in line with party's manifesto. Read more »
This Is What Govt Can Still Do to Help Teen Mothers
Citizen, 28 June 2017
Though President John Magufuli said it expressly-no pregnant girl will be allowed back to school under his rule; which is logical-still the government's duty is to make every… Read more »
Teenage Mothers Reaching Their Full Potential
Citizen, 27 June 2017
At the age of 16, Sarah Kihongo's life was not like other teenagers. She was a victim of neglect and abuse, who lost her parents at a very tender age. The trauma to get pregnant as… Read more »
The president has defended his decision not to allow young women who have given birth to return to public school, saying "it encourages more girls to engage in pre-marital sex, ... Read more »
President John Magufuli accused some non-governmental organisations, which have been urging the Tanzanian government to allow teen mothers back to school, of being used by foreign ... Read more »
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