CHILD MARRIAGE AND GUARDIANSHIP IN TANZANIA:ROBBING GIRLS OF THEIR CHILDHOOD AND INFANTILIZINGWOMEN


  
Abstract

  The practices of child marriage and guardianship in Tanzania perpetuate gender inequality and violate the rights of women and girls. Child marriage removes protection from girls and forces them into early adulthood, while guardianship laws treat adult women as minors subject to a guardian’s control. In Tanzania, girls can marry as young as fourteen under the Law of Marriage Act and other Acts. Tanzanian laws thus rob girls of their childhood, while infantilizing grown women. By trampling over the rights of women and girls, these laws debilitate their families and impoverish Tanzanian society.

Source
http://winafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Child-Marriage-Guardianship-in-Tanzania.pdf
Author

TAMAR EZER, KATE KERR, KARA MAJOR, APARNA POLAVARAPU & TINA TOLENTINO

Country

GLOBAL

Contact Details

admin@khubmarriage18.org

Year Of Publication

2006