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Mid-Year Human Rights Report 2018

  • Mid-Year Human Rights Report 2018


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Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) prepares a mid-year human rights report each year, which highlights the situation of human rights in Tanzania Mainland for the period of January to June. 

This year’s report looks at the civil and political rights, social rights and rights of vulnerable groups. It also provides recommendations on improving the situation of these rights in Tanzania.

Data used to prepare this report were mainly collected through media survey and document review. Some of the data was obtained through human rights monitoring conducted by LHRC. Reports of various stakeholders were also reviewed and analysed in the process of preparing this report. LHRC also obtained data from the police force, particularly on incidents threatening right to life and violence against children and women.

This report depicts the following:

  • Violence against children on the rise, especially sexual violence
  • Increased incidents of child rape and sodomy
  • Increased violence against women, especially sexual and physical violence
  • Rape incidents still high, despite slight decrease in the first half of 2018
  • Witchcraft-related killings and mob violence still high, despite slight decrease
  • Concern over politically-motivated violence, jeopardizing right to liberty and personal security
  • Increased fear among PWAs as Tanzania heads to 2019 and 2020 elections
  • Reduced road accidents and resulting deaths
  • Shortage of toilet holes a major concern in primary and secondary education

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