Posted by in News on June 28, 2017

Tanzania: Zanzibar to Amend Laws to Fight Gender-Based Violence

Zanzibar — Zanzibar government plans to amend some of its laws to strengthen the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) in the Isles, the House of Representatives has been told.

This was revealed by the Deputy Minister of State, President’s Office, Constitution, Legal Affairs, Public Service and Good Governance, Mr Khamis Maalim, when responding to queries by Representatives.

He named the laws that are currently under review as the Penal Decree Act, No.6/2004 and the Criminal Procedures Act, No.7/2004, noting that upon completion, the proposed Bills will be tabled in the House.

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Source: Allafrica

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