Category Citizens

Homosexuals deserve human rights too

By Maria John Mtambalike “Because I am gay, society discriminates against me and looks at me as abnormal, one who does not need basic needs,” said a 22 year old male who has been openly gay for five years now. He explains how life became difficult for him once people knew he was gay. Ally Husein […]

House girls face a hard life in Dar es Salaam

By Noah Lusekelo and Mbuya Godfriend House girls in Dar es Salaam face a difficult life. In their work environments, they are subject to verbal and physical abuse, torture, and exploitation by their employers. The Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) in Dar es Salaam has recognized this problem and declares that the state should […]

Capital Still a Challenge to Small Scale Business Owner

By Kondobole Leonard and Zenorine Donath The success of a business depends on many things, capital being one of them. Despite facing a number of challenges, small scale business owners in Dar es Salaam say that obtaining capital in order for them to start a business is the major hindrance for them to excel. A […]

Dogodogo centre, a home for street children

By Loveness Tendwa Dogodogo Centre Street Children Trust is an non-governmental organization located in Kigogo, Dar es Salaam. It has one house for children, and a Multipurpose Training Centre which provides tailoring, carpentry, multimedia and electrical training for street children who complete primary education. It was established in 1992 with the aim of caring for […]

Maternal health in Tanzania must be improved

By Seif Silavia and Modeckai Francis Women and children in Tanzania are the most at risk when it comes to health related issues, despite receiving free medical treatment. According to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, maternal healthcare is under the national package of Essential Reproductive and Child Health Intervention Package, tailored at improving […]

Right to work, a thorn-crown to women in Tanzania

By Rashid A. Chilumba Providing education to girls and women in Tanzania cannot be the only thing that rescues women from centuries of male dominance in African societies and around the globe, unless strict legal and policy framework is meticulously implemented to protect their rights. Most girls and women who are educated face greater traditional […]

Extramarital affairs devastate Tanzanian families

By Scolastica Philemon According to the Tanzania Legal and Human Rights Centre report of 2012, violence against women continues to be a prominent part of Tanzanian society. The report found that the Mara region of Tanzania is one of the leading regions in the country where incidents of gender based violence is reported. The report […]