Category Constitutional Rights

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 […]

Corruption of health services restrict elderly access to care

By Rashid Chilumba “They say that it’s free, but I have brought her to this hospital almost 7 times and we always have to pay for her treatment” said Theresia Makota, along with her grandmother while waiting for treatment at Zakhem hospital at Mbagala in Dar es Salaam The implementation of the government’s policy for […]

Maternal care in Tanzania is still a problem

By Stella Peter and Martha Malyi Many women in Tanzania experience severe problems during childbirth and throughout maternal care due to carelessness, a lack of qualified health professionals, and mistreatment during pregnancy. Maternity care includes: family planning, antenatal care, prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDS), care during child birth, prevention and management […]

Tanzania’s media practitioners lack freedom of expression

By Hadija Masoud The mass media constitute the backbone of a democracy, supply political information that voters base their decisions on and identify problems in our societies. It serves as a medium for deliberation and is the watchdog for of error and wrongdoing of those in power. Despite all of this, it’s practitioners in Tanzania […]

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 […]

Education system in Tanzania continues to fail students

By Scolastica Philemon The status of the education system in Tanzania remains unstable, despite efforts put forth to develop. According to research conducted by Madam Mohan Ladunuri at Dodoma University, the system is in disarray in part due to an education policy that was implemented by the ministry, which states that every ward must have […]

a girl, marriage and education

By Zenorine Donath Early marriage involving children is, for the most part, considered normal amongst people in Tanzania. Sometimes, it can be due to poverty, but others tend to assume that it is a way for parents to escape responsibility of taking care of their girls. Ms. Dotto Abdallah, a police officer from Magomeni Police […]