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Reports | The general profile of the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) entails an area of 945,200 square kilometers of which 60,000 is inland water. The country lies south of the Equator in East Africa. The population was 23 million in 1988 (census). With an average annual growth rate of 2.8 percent, the present population is now estimated at 33 million. Women constitute 51.2 percent of the total population.

Reports | This paper examines the efficacy of the law providing for maintenance of non-marital children in Tanzania. It looks into the Affiliation Ordinance of 1949 and reveals its limitations in providing for maintenance of non-marital children. It demonstrates that the law is archaic and provides for inadequate maintenance to non-marital children. The paper discusses several limitations in the administration…
Attachment: Illegit_child.pdf

Reports | The Platform for Action is an agenda for women’s empowerment. It aims at accelerating the implementation of the Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women 1/ and at removing all the obstacles to women’s active participation in all spheres of public and private life through a full and equal share in economic, social, cultural and political decision-making. This means…

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