Norah Hashim Msuya

Norah Hashim Msuya
University of KwaZulu-Natal | ukzn · School of Law

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Gender equality in South Africa is still a contested ideal. Women are often perceived as incapable of assuming leadership positions in many sectors of our society. The reasons for this assumption are numerous and widely documented in research reports and other publications. However, given the social, political, and economic circumstances of the cou...
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This article considers harmful practices in Tanzania that violate women’s rights. Most provisions of international human rights treaties that focus primarily on women in Tanzania have not been adequately incorporated into national legislation. Efforts to implement such international treaties are often met with suspicion or hostility from the commun...
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From a positional standpoint, using documentary analysis, this chapter explored the dynamics of human trafficking in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in recent times, and offers suggestions on pragmatic steps that could help address human trafficking effectively there. Despite the significant efforts made by governments, international agencies and non-go...
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Human rights in South Africa is a mixed bag with enormous challenges and difficulties, but also some notable positive developments and obstacles have been overcome. South Africa has excellent infrastructure in terms of laws, policies, and institutions to protect human rights. However, the implementation thereof, despite encouraging progress, remain...
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This article considers harmful practices in Tanzania that violate women's rights. Most provisions of international human rights treaties that focus primarily on women in Tanzania have not been adequately incorporated into national legislation. Efforts to implement such international treaties are often met with suspicion or hostility from the commun...
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Africa is among the regions in the world with a high rate of child marriage. In many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the minimum legal age for the marriage of girls is still under 18 years. Although ending child marriage is now one of the goal targets of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of Gender Equality (goal 5), investment...
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The struggle for equality for all and the abolition of discriminatory, harmful cultural practices affecting women has been occurring in the world for some time now. Most African countries outlaw harmful, discriminatory traditional practices, although they persist, causing the violation of domestic and international human rights laws. Outside effort...
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Witchcraft accusation is among the cultural beliefs that infringe women’s rights in Tanzania. Women in Tanzania are disproportionately accused of witchcraft compared to their male counterparts. These beliefs have led to intimidation, psychological isolation, abuse, violence and in extreme cases the killing of women who are accused of witchcraft whe...
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Preference for male children is a powerful traditional belief, prevailing in numerous tribes in Tanzania. It is tied to inheritance and has remained inviolable because of the desire for a son to carry on the family name and guarantee its lineage. Females are generally viewed as inferior and subordinate to males. The huge pressure on women to produc...
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The Tanzanian High court handed down the remarkable judgment in Rebeca Z. Gyumi v Attorney General Miscellaneous Civil Case No 5 of 2016 HC Dar es Salaam on July 8, 2016. The court considered whether sections 13 and 17 of the Act violate the right to equality, the right to expression and receipt of information as provided for under Articles 12, 13,...
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This article discusses the challenges of the realization of women’s rights in relation to the concept of culture relativism in sub-Saharan Africa. It examines how the concept of culture is misconstrued with a traditional hierarchy and patriarchy approach that intervenes in the realization of women’s rights in sub-Saharan African states. Many societ...
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Women's rights litigation has produced varied outcomes in many African countries. Although courts have looked at the legislation that discriminates against women with different degrees of success, matters such as tradition and culture continue to be unpredictable when subject to lawsuit. In Tanzania, the judiciary has gradually begun to recognise t...
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Human trafficking in Africa is currently on the increase due to its benefits to the perpetrators. Despite the African Union's (AU) functional commitment and other African seminal initiatives, to combat trafficking, the menace has remained un-stemmed. Noticeably, to date, women and children are the most vulnerable groups in human trafficking across...
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Many states in Africa have adopted legislative, administrative and institutional measures to combat trafficking in human beings. These measures include, among other things, the formulation and implementation of both national and regional action plans by African states to provide for comprehensive and coordinated interventions. Many African countrie...

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