Tag: adolescent pregnancy

Teenage Pregnancy in Africa—Status, Progress and Challenges (ACERWC Report)

This report by the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child was developed in partnership and with contributions from the African Child Policy Forum, Plan International, and the Center for Reproductive Rights.

High Court to decide on landmark post-abortion care case

The Center is asking a Kenyan High Court to prevent the state from arresting, detaining, and prosecuting women who seek post-abortion care. The case concerns PAK, a 16-year-old girl who sought medical attention after experiencing bleeding and severe pain during pregnancy. The Kenyan constitution recognizes the right to emergency medical care and the right to […]

Tanzania’s Policy Change Will Allow Pregnant Schoolgirls to Continue Their Education

Country ends discriminatory policy that barred pregnant girls and adolescent mothers from school--days after a case challenging the policy was argued at the ACERWC.

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 and grossly discriminatory school policy barring pregnant schoolgirls and adolescent mothers from continuing with their formal education. The public declaration […]

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.

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 the systematic discrimination of girls within the country’s school system. The Center for Reproductive Rights and the Legal and Human […]

Tanzania: Pregnant Student Ban Harms Thousands

In Tanzania, girls undergo mandatory pregnancy testing as part of the country’s policy to ban pregnant students and adolescent mothers from attending public schools. If a student is found to be pregnant, they are expelled or forced to drop out. In a recent review of the policy, Human Rights Watch cited a report from the […]