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Tanzania: World Bank Disregarding Ban on Pregnant Schoolgirls

Expand © 2017 Marco Tibasima for Human Rights Watch   (Washington, DC) – The World Bank may reverse its hold on a US$500 million education loan to Tanzania despite the government’s policy of expelling pregnant schoolgirls. On January 28, 2020, the World Bank Board of Executive Directors will vote on the loan to fund Tanzania’s secondary education strategy. “The World Bank understands that providing girls with safe, quality secondary education is crucial for Tanzania’s future, but this shouldn’t come at the expense of pregnant girls,” said Zama Neff, children’s rights director at Human Rights…

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