Tanzania: Deputy Speaker Calls for Joint War Against Violence On Women

DEPUTY Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Tulia Ackson has urged the public to join efforts in the battle against violence on women. The Deputy Speaker particularly condemned Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) widely practised against girls because it is contrary to human rights. She said the government had taken various measures to combat such practices. Even the parliament had passed a law to check the act of female circumcision in the country. More: Tanzania Daily News (dar es Salaam)