Tanzania

President Jakaya Kikwete has appointed twenty new Judges of the High Court.
Muslim clerics from 25 African countries have begun a five-day population and development meeting in Tanzania's semiautonomous island of Zanzibar, focusing on issues such as HIV/AIDS and gender violence.
The Tanzanian government is reviewing the country's Marriage Act with the aim of raising girls' age consent for marriage from 15 to 18 years, Deputy Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Mathias Chikawe has said.

De manière générale, l’analyse de la question féminine relève tout autant du domaine privé que du domaine public, au sein duquel quiconque, individu ou groupe, s’inscrit en tant qu’« autrui ». Il s’agit donc là d’une question d’intérêt général sujette à l’opinion publique et dans le cadre de laquelle les relations humaines sont prescrites par une forme d’autorité publique, principalement l’État.

On 8th September 2006, The High Court of Tanzania rejected a petition by human rights activists to declare the customary inheritance law unconstitutional.
La mise à jour félicite le gouvernement tanzanien pour leurs efforts à assurer que la police applique la législation contre les MGF, et relève plusieurs cas dans lesquels des filles ont échappé aux MGF grâce à l'intervention des autorités.
This update urges the government to continue its efforts to end the practice of FGM through education, enforcement of the law and disciplinary action against police officers and court officials who fail to implement the law appropriately.
Traditionally, an analysis of women and their status considers the public and private domain. The public domain recognizes ‘the other’, the collective in human relationships. It is, therefore, an area of public interest, subject to public scrutiny where human relationships are prescribed by some public authority, mainly the state. This connotes a notion of sameness and, or uniformity in treatment or application between groups and individuals in a collective entity. The private domain, on the other hand, is an area of private influence, closed from public interference.
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