In a joint statement, 29 women's groups said that any move to deny girls the opportunity to go back to school after giving birth would only punish them, their children - and the nation.
Bawacha Condemns Magufuli's Move On Teen Mothers
Citizen, 3 July 2017
Chadema's women wing (Bawacha) has condemned President John Magufuli for his statement that during his presidency no girl student who gets pregnant will be allowed to resume school… Read more »
Tanzania Urged to Lift School Ban On Pregnant Pupils
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 29 June 2017
Women's group joined forces on Thursday against Tanzania's ban on pregnant pupils in state schools, saying education was a girl's best shot at success. Read more »
A pregnant school girl (file photo).
This Is Why Teen Mothers Shouldn't Be Left in the Cold
Citizen, 2 July 2017
When Deonisia Joseph, 28, looks at her 14-year-old daughter Linda today, her mind travels back 14 years when she dropped out of school due to pregnancy in 2002. Like Linda, she was… Read more »
Young Duo Determined to End Teenage Pregnancies
Monitor, 3 July 2017
Remember when you murmured while your prefect was addressing a school assembly. Not because you disliked them but because they were younger than you. Your peers believed he or she… Read more »
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 ... 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 »
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