Posted by in News on July 3, 2017

CSOs Vow No Surrender in Teen Mothers Debate

Dar es Salaam — Civil society organisations (CSOs) say they will not be silenced in the current debate on whether to allow teen mothers back to school.

Speaking on behalf of a coalition of CSOs in Dar es Salaam on Thursday, acting Legal and Human Rights Centre executive director Anna Henga said the organisations were operating in line with the law, adding that no amount of intimidation would silence them. The coalition was reacting to the recent threat by Home Affairs minister Mwigulu Nchemba to deregister non-governmental organisations that would continue to press for schoolgirls who became pregnant to be readmitted to school after giving birth even after President John Magufuli rejected the proposal last week.

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Source: Allafrica
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