More Calls for Pregnant Tanzania Schoolgirls to be Arrested
Arusha Regional Administrative Secretary Richard Kwitega is concerned at the growing number of early pregnancies in the region, saying despite reporting the cases to the police, no legal action has been taken against pregnant learners. At least 333 learners from both primary and secondary schools were pregnant between 2016 and December 2017.
The Roman Catholic Church in the Mpanda Diocese in Katavi Region has proposed that all pregnant girls and their parents be arrested and prosecuted so that the number of pregnancies ... Read more »
According to the Tanzanian government data, the number of pregnancies in girls aged between 15 - 19 continues to rise - increasing from 23% in 2010 to 27% in 2015. Expelling ... Read more »
Tandahimba District Commissioner Sebastian Waryuba has ordered police to arrest 55 secondary school girls who became pregnant in the past two years. Speaking during a district ... Read more »
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 ... Read more »