Tanzania’s Children’s Rights

Today and tomorrow Tanzania’s record on children’s rights will be reviewed by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, Switzerland. Tanzania is one of the 194 states that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child and so is required to undergo regular examinations of its record before the Committee of 18 independent experts.

Among the possible issues to be discussed by the CRC and the Tanzanian Government delegation are: social stigmatization of pregnant girls, teenage mothers, children with disabilities, children with HIV/AIDS, children in street situations; strategy to stop gross violations of right to life, survival and development of children with albinism; increasing FGM; violence against children, particularly sexual and physical; forced and early marriage; birth registration coverage; the juvenile justice system; access to sex education; ensuring education is free and accessible to all children.


Thanks to UNICEF TANZANIA for this post!


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