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Khanga Design Challenge

Wakati ni Sasa Tushikamane

Getrude Shoo


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Wakati ni Sasa Tushikamane

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Getrude Shoo

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In Tanzania person below the age of 18 years is considered as child and one of the biggest right of a child is education. However our laws in one way or another reduce the value of education to our children's especially girls. MARRIAGE ACT cap 29 of 1971 allows early marriage where a girl has to attained the apparent age of 15 years and boy 18 years for them to get married. If they are below 14 years then consent from parents, guardian or court will be needed. Survey (TDHS) show that 4 out of 10 girls in Dar between 20 and 24 years old were marriage before the age of 18 and not to forget that early marriage is practise all over the country. Early marriage prevents children's from obtaining Education and it's increase risk of cervical cancer, death during childbirth, obstetric fistulas and risk of premature birth. Despite the fact that our Government planned to change some section in Marriage act cap 29 about age to get marriage but still immediate action should be taken. Our Government have to create a special body that will only deal with child marriage and ensure rules and procedures are followed, a strong rule should also be established to stop this practise. Not only children's are in danger but society as whole (watoto ni taifa la leo). Our society lacks awareness and effect of early marriage, education is needed with the help of social media and different programs to stop this practise. Kwa pamoja tunaweza kutokomeza hili.

Khanga Tagline

Usituache Tukawa Kama Kiatu kilichotupwa Bado Tunathamani

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