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Title:Women's rights are human rights
Author:Haeussler, PeterISNI
Periodical:Journal of African and international law (ISSN 1821-620X)
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:women's rights
gender inequality
Abstract:Gender equality presupposes the wider interpretation of human rights to include women's rights as a core component. On this basis, the author provides an overview of gender development in the context of human rights generally and the struggle for gender equality in Tanzania in particular. He begins with short contextual definitions of human rights and an explanation of gender itself before considering women and the legal reality in Tanzania. He details the most important civil society organizations and community based organizations involved in promoting and advocating gender equality and human rights in Tanzania: Legal and Human Rights Centre, Zanzibar Legal Services Centre, Tanzania Gender Networking Programme, Tanzania Media Women's Association, Tanzania Women and Children Welfare Centre, Tanzania Ecumenical Dialogue Group, Agenda Participation 2000, WAT-Human Settlements Trust and the Foundation for Civil Society. He describes in more detail the work of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung with the Women's Legal Aid Centre and the paralegal units. Finally, he covers Tanzanian legal tools to fight gender-based discrimination in patriarchal customs and the Tanzanian legislative regime. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]