FGM AND CHILD MARRIAGE STILL A PROBLEM IN TANZANIA

Journalistic survey conducted recently revealed that that FGM and Child marriage are still practiced in many parts of Tanzania despite efforts made by the government and NGO’s alley situation.

In November 2015, TAMWA organized an investigative journalist survey supported by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). This survey aimed at assessing the situation of GBV with focus on Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation from 13 regions of mainland and Zanzibar. These regions include Dodoma, Morogoro, Mara, Singida, Shinyanga, Pwani, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Tabora, Mwanza  Manyara and Unguja and Pemba in Zanzibar.

 

Data from the field revealed that from January to October 2015 in Kondoa district 39.9% of all pregnant women underwent FGM.  In Tarime District 118 rape cases were reported to Court while in Pemba 240 young girls became pregnant in 2015. In Mkalama District 2,265 women who gave birth at medical centers 115 underwent FGM whereas in Msalala Council (Kahama District) 605(47.47%) out 1150 girls did not finish secondary school because of Child Marriage and Bagamoyo School pregnancies were 12 from January up to June 2015

 

Findings show that where FGM is practiced, communities have opted alternatives to shift the young girls from their homes to of domicile to other areas so that FGM can be conducted there without their community consent.

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VYOMBO VYA HABARI VILIVYOMINYA SAUTI ZA WANAWAKE WAKATI WA UCHAGUZI MKUU

Uchaguzi mkuu wa Tanzania uliofanyika Mwaka 2015 ulionyesha kuwa wanawake walikosa nafasi kwenye vyombo vya habari. Kutokana na ufuatiliaji wa habari za magazeti sita uliofanywa katikati ya Septemba na Oktoba mwaka jana, TAMWA iligundua kuwa; ni asilimia 11 tu ya wanawake ndio waliopata nafasi ya kuandikwa katika magazeti wakati wa Uchaguzi mkuu.

TAMWA imebaini kuwa kati ya vyanzo vya habari 2,577 vilivyotumika kwenye habari wakati wa Uchaguzi mkuu mwaka jana, wanaume waliotumika kama vyanzo vya habari walikuwa 2,256 sawa na asilimia 88 ikilinganishwa na wanawake 303 tu ambao ni sawa na asilimia 11. Vyanzo vya habari ambavyo havikujilikana kuwa ni mwanaume au mwanamke vilikuwa 18 tu ambavyo ni sawa na asilimia 1.

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