Activists slam President Magufuli for teen mothers school ban
Friday June 23 2017
A report by Human Rights Watch says about 8,000 Tanzanian girls drop out of school every year due to pregnancy. PHOTO | AFP
Pan-African women's rights group Femnet threatens to "blacklist" him as a “women's -violation enabler”.
Dinah Musindarwezo, Femnet's executive director, said the Tanzanian leader was "re-victimising" teenage girls despite efforts made to "emancipate Africa’s girl-child from the shackles of discrimination and violation."
Tanzanians took to social media using the hashtag #ArudiShule (let her return) on Twitter to criticise the president's statement, while Kenyans used the hashtag #StopMagufuli.