Acquisition of Girls’ Rights in Tanzania

Acquisition of Girls' Rights in Tanzania
Acquisition of Girls' Rights in Tanzania

In the Tanzanian court, the decision banning the marriage of girls under the age of 18 was approved.

According to the Supreme Court in 2016, it was decided that the marriage of girls up to the age of 15 with the permission of their parents was contrary to the main law. However, this decision was appealed.

The court of appeals judges ruled on Wednesday (October 23rd) that marrying before the age of voting was a contradiction and gave the government a year to change the law.

NGO Wasichana Initiative, fighting for the rights of young girls “Great day for Tanzanian girls” said.


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