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Rights Groups Press Tanzania to Drop Pregnant Students’ Ban

Expand © 2017 Marco Tibasima for Human Rights Watch Human rights groups are cranking up the pressure to get Tanzania’s government to quash its absurd and discriminatory ban on pregnant girls and teenage mothers attending school. This week, a Tanzanian human rights organization, the Legal and Human Rights Centre, and a global organization, the Center for Reproductive Rights, presented an official complaint against the ban to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The committee has the mandate to assess whether governments are violating their obligations under…

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