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Lifting the Ban On Pregnant Schoolgirls and Adolescent Mothers by the United Republic of Tanzania

11.25.2021 - PRESS STATEMENT: The Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC), Tanzania, and the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is pleased to learn that the United Republic of Tanzania has finally ended the oppressive [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Tanzania,In the Courts,Press Releases

Center and its Partner Argue Against Tanzania’s Expulsion of Pregnant Girls from School

The Center's case seeks to protect the right of Tanzanian girls to continue their education and pursue opportunities during and after pregnancy.

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Tanzania,In the Courts,News

Case Challenging Tanzania’s Discriminatory Expulsion of Pregnant Schoolgirls and Other Human Rights Violations is Heard

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzania: Nov 22, 2021: Today, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) convenes to hear a complaint filed by rights organizations against the United Republic of Tanzania for [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Tanzania,In the Courts,Press Releases

Open Secret: The Toll of Unsafe Abortion in Tanzania

This research documents the experiences of Tanzanian women and girls with unsafe abortion, including the role of the restrictive legal and policy framework in driving the high levels of unsafe abortion and limiting access to [...]

Abortion,Tanzania,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Open Secret: The Toll of Unsafe Abortion in Tanzania

Abortion,Tanzania,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Lack of Safe Abortion Services: A Result of Restrictive Laws and Stigma

Abortion,Tanzania,Publications

Failure to Prevent Unplanned Pregnancies: The Case of Tanzania

Contraception,Tanzania,Publications

Expulsion of Pregnant and Married Girls from School Must Stop

The Center has filed a complaint to bring this discriminatory and reprehensible practice to a halt On June 17, with our Tanzanian partner the Legal and Human Rights Centre, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Tanzania,In the Courts,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

Center for Reproductive Rights and the Legal and Human Rights Centre file a complaint challenging the expulsion and exclusion of pregnant school girls in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam - (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) filed a Complaint before the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child challenging [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Tanzania,In the Courts,News

The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania

The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania (PRESS RELEASE) Five schoolgirls who became pregnant and their parents were [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Tanzania,In the Courts,News

The Economist: Fertile grounds for hope

The Economist: Fertile grounds for hope Evelyne Opondo * SIR - Although it is true that modern contraception could play an important role in lowering birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa, governments must ensure that women [...]

Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Tanzania,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

Forced Out

Mandatory Pregnancy Testing and the Expulsion of Pregnant Students in Tanzanian Schools Think back to your teenage years—the angst of “fitting in” or of capturing the attention of your latest crush. Now imagine going to [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Africa, Tanzania,Reporting on Rights,News

Stopping All Violence

Last week, President Obama signed the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which funds support groups for and prosecution of violent crimes against women. VAWA has made an enormous impact over the years, [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Maternal Health,Africa, Tanzania, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, Peru, United States, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,In the Courts, At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.