The Sustainable Development Goal 5 and 10 which includes Gender Equality and Reduced Inequalities are among the 2030 agenda for Sustainable development as adopted by United Nation in 2015 to provide a shared blue print for the citizens of the world.
In pursuant of the gender equity and reduction of inequalities for the girl child in Tanzania, three human rights organisations including, the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA), Womens Link Worldwide (WLW) and Human Right Watch (HRW) today, filed a joint case against the Tanzania government at the regional African Court on Human and People’s Right based in Arusha, Tanzania.
They are seeking a redress to reverse Tanzania’s discriminatory ban on students who are pregnant, married or mothers from continuing their education.
The director for Human Rights Watch in Africa Mausi Segun is of the opinion that “The Africa Court has a unique opportunity to consider the potential for transformative restoration measures that could help repair the permanent loss of education, stigma and discrimination faced by girls arbitrarily excluded from schools “.
The World Bank estimated that over 6,500 girls drop out of school in Tanzania due to pregnancy. As Tanzania ranked among the Africa countries that plainly proscribed pregnant girls and mothers from its public schools.Follow us on social media