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Tanzania: Pregnant Student Ban Harms Thousands

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image The flag of the United Republic of Tanzania. © 2010 TONY KARUMBA/AFP via Getty Images (Nairobi) – Tanzania’s ban on pregnant students and adolescent mothers attending school has denied tens of thousands of girls their right to education, Human Rights Watch said today. Public schools across mainland Tanzania conduct compulsory pregnancy testing on female students and expel pregnant girls before they complete their compulsory education. Since June 2017, the late President John Magufuli and his successor, President Samia Suluhu Hassan, who took office in March 2021,…


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