Burundian women living in Tanzanian refugee camps have reported fleeing their homes after being raped, but in the refugee camps rape is also alarmingly prevalent. According to interviews conducted by Human Rights Watch, many women do not receive proper post-rape care, and as abortion is only legally available in Tanzania when needed to save a woman’s life, many are forced to have the children.
In 2015, Pathfinder undertook a cross-country stakeholder analysis to identify key characteristics of strategies adopted to advance abortion rights and access, focusing on four countries – Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, and Democratic Republic of Congo – in which they and their partners have collaborated toward this end. This technical brief explores key themes from these four countries, each representing differing profiles of legal and social abortion restrictiveness.
Sarah C Keogh, Godfather Kimaro, Projestine Muganyizi, Affiliation: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Jesse Philbin, Affiliation: Guttmacher Institute, New York, United States of America Amos Kahwa, Affiliation: National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Esther Ngadaya, Akinrinola Bankole https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2016/unsafe-abortion-common-tanzania-and-major-cause-maternal-death PLoS ONE, 11 September 2015 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0133933 This is the first nationally representative study of the incidence of abortion and the provision of post-abortion care in Tanzania. It was conducted by … Continued
Public Forum on the Consequences of Unsafe Abortion in Tanzania WPC will organize a forum in Mwanza city where representatives from CSOs partners of the TSAAP, media, provincial government authorities, lawyers and opinion leaders will discuss the toll of unsafe abortion and its deadly consequences in the country. WPC evidence based documentary and research findings on unsafe abortion will be shared and participants will debate barriers that hinder women to access safe abortion with focus on … Continued