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Monday, June 14, 2010

From Our Media

The Guardian, Friday June 11, 2010
The Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT), hospital plans a fund raising dinner for the construction of a new maternity ward in Dar-es-Salaam on June 11.

Nipashe, Monday 14th, 2010
The Feminist Activists Coalition (FEMACT) published a protest statement commenting on the speech by Jakaya Kikwete who, a week before, said it was only foolhardy on the part of the girls thems when they become pregnant when they are at their teen. He said the girls were the ones to blame for rushing into sex. FemACT demands the government look at kid pregnancy problem as caused by policy failure and poor resource investment in education sector.

Mwananchi, Friday 11th, June, 2010
It has been established that absence of dormitories for Ward schools' students is one of the causes for school-girls pregnancy pandemic. It was indicated that most girls travel long distances to the nearest schools which makes them susceptible to temptation or even rape by sex mongers. The story also alleges that some parents who do not want to send girls for higher education persuade their daughters to become less serious in studies and when sitting for their exams so that they fail and which will lift the burden of sending them for secondary education.

Nipashe, June 15th, 2010
There is a feature story discussing way out of the teenage pregnancy problem. The author considers it important that education policies and laws do also cover and protect out of school underage girls. Moroever, there must be a serious investment in education so that girls, upon graduation, must possess skills for self-employment, or paid jobs.

Tanzania Daima, June 15th, 2010
KIWOHEDE, a Dar-es-Salaam based gender/ girls activist NGO says it is still surprised seeing girls who give birth are not returned to school soon after they deliver. The NGO says it is saddened by the government indecision about the matte. about 6 girls in Ilala Municipal have not been readmitted as yet.

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