Category Workplace

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 […]

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 […]

Poor government planning increases cost of living

By Hadija Masoud Dar es Salaam. Two business people Mr. Abdalah Seif of Kinondoni district and Ms. Anna Joseph of Tabata Kimanga yesterday blamed the government for a failure to plan adequately in economic sectors that have now led to an increase in the cost of living. Ms. Anna (33) works as an entrepreneur producing […]

Tanzanian women suffer sexual harassment in the workplace, despite laws in place to protect them

By Hadija Masoud The Tanzanian Government has passed several laws in favour of protecting women’s rights. The Sexual Offences Special Provisions Act of 1998 is a law that protects women, girls and children from sexual harassment and abuse, but the issue is still widely felt in Tanzanian society which continues to discriminate against women. Sexual […]