Tanzania : Alarming Findings: Tanzania’s 2022 Human Rights Report Exposes Highest Rate of Violations Among Children

According to the Report at least 47 percent of children in the country faced one form or another of human rights violations.

Following closely behind this vulnerable group are women with 33 percent having been subjected to gender based abuse. The elderly were not left out by perpetrators of human rights violations as their value was 10 percent.

Of the 20 regions covered in the report, Singida leads in human rights violations recording a total number of 179 incidents followed by Kigoma at 163 and Geita 140 victims. Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam comes in at number 4 recording 139 cases. Other regions with their figures in brackets include Njombe (124), Dodoma ( the country’s capital had 120 cases), Katavi (118), Mara (114), Mbeya (113) and Mtwara 112.

In addition Tanga had 108 cases, Iringa (106), Kilimanjaro (103), Arusha (100), Shinyanga (86) and Mwanza (81).

« The Legal and Human Rights Commission (LHRC) observed that the overall situation of human rights slightly improved in 2022 compared to the previous year 2021, » Senior Programme Officer Research,  Fundikila Wazambi noted

Janelle Brown


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