Tanzania: Women's rights groups push for gender equality in new Constitution

10 October 2013
<p>Women's rights groups in Tanzania are demanding that a new constitution clearly define the word 'person' to mean a man and a woman in a bid to promote gender equality. </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The groups have also suggested significant changes in the electoral systems with the aim to give women more political presence in a new constitution whose draft was presented in June this year for public scrutiny.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Debating the proposed law at a meeting organised recently by the Tanzania Women Cross Party Platform (TWCPP), in the town of Bagamoyo, representatives from the groups said the draft constitution in its present form overlooked important gender elements.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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