N1466443.doc - CEDAW\/C\/TZA\/7-8 United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Distr General 3 December 2014

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United Nations CEDAW /C/TZA/7-8 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Distr.: General 3 December 2014 Original: English Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention Seventh and eighth periodic reports of States parties due in 2014 United Republic of Tanzania * [Date received: 10 November 2014] 14-66070 (E) 230215 *1466070* * The present document is being issued without formal editing.
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CEDAW/C/TZA/7-8 Contents Page Acronyms ................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Part One General background and methodology ............................................................................................................ 7 Part Two Convention-specific document ........................................................................................................................... 8 I. General measures of implementation of the Convention ................................................................ 8 1.1.0 Definition of Discrimination against Women ................................................................................ 8 1.1.1 Discriminatory Laws ................................................................................................................ 9 1.1.2 Visibility of the Convention and the Optional Protocol ............................................................ 11 1.1.3 National Machinery ................................................................................................................................ 13 1.1.4 Negative Cultural Practices and Female Genital Mutilation .................................................... 14 1.1.5 Violence against Women ....................................................................................................................... 17 1.1.6 Trafficking and Exploitation of Prostitution .................................................................................. 21 1.1.7 Participation in Political and Public Life ........................................................................................ 22 1.1.8 Citizenship ................................................................................................................................... 25 1.1.9 Education ...................................................................................................................................... 26 1.2.0 Employment .............................................................................................................................................. 29 1.2.1 Economic and Social Benefits ............................................................................................................ 34 1.2.2 Health .......................................................................................................................................................... 37 1.2.3 HIV/AIDS .................................................................................................................................................. 40 1.2.4 Rural Women ............................................................................................................................................ 43 1.2.5 Vulnerable Groups of Women ............................................................................................................. 46 1.2.6 Refugee Women ....................................................................................................................................... 48 1.2.7 Family Relations ...................................................................................................................................... 49 II. Implementation of other declarations and plans of action .............................................................. 50 2.1 The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action ........................................................................ 50 2.1.1 Enhancement of Women’s Legal Capacity ....................................................................... 51 2.1.2 Women’s Economic Empowerment and Poverty Eradication ................................................. 51 2.1.3 Education, Training and Employment ............................................................................................. 51 2.2 Millennium Development Goals ........................................................................................................ 52 2.3 The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa .................................................................................................................. 52 References ................................................................................................................................................................. 53 14-66070 2 / 61
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CEDAW/C/TZA/7-8 Acronyms AAT Asylum Access Tanzania ACHPR African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights AG Attorney General AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ANC Ante Natal Care ANGOZA Association of Non-Governmental Organization of Zanzibar CA Constituent Assembly CBOS Community Based Organizations CCBRT Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania CCM Chama Cha Mapinduzi CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women CHRAGG Commission of Human Rights and Good Governance CMA Commission for Mediation and Arbitration COBET Complementary Basic Education CRC Constitutional Review Commission CSOs Civil Society Organizations CUF Civic United Front DEE Department of Economic Empowerment DHU District Handling Unit DLHT District Land and Housing Tribunals DRC Democratic Republic of Congo EAC East African Community EGM Enterprise Growth Market ELRA Employment Labour Relations Act EPZA Economic and Processing Zones FAWE Forum for African Women Educationalists FBOs Faith Based Organizations FGM/C Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting 14-66070 4 / 61
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CEDAW/C/TZA/7-8 GBV Gender Based Violence GDP Growth Domestic Product GFPs Gender Focal Persons HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus HHBS Household Budget Survey HSSP Health Sector Strategic Plan ICGLR International Conference of the Great Lakes Region ICPD
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