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Change marriage law, rights groups urge govt

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 | Africa, Tanzania
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Dar es Salaam. Child rights advocacy groups have called on the government to amend the Marriage Act 1971 and enforce the Child Act 2009 in order to curb violence against children.

They aired their views during the Policy Forum Breakfast Debate at the weekend, stressing cases related to child violence should be fast-tracked and severe punishments meted out to discourage the vice.

The meeting was called to further disseminate findings of the recent Tanzania Human Rights Report, 2018 to stakeholders including. Statistics had it that violence against children reported at police stations increased to 6,376 in June 2018, up from 4,728 in June 2017.

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