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Married to the grave: Tanzanian women undergo ghost vows

Chelu Matuzya Dar es Salaam-Not even death can undo marriage vows in Tanzania. In rarer...

Married to the grave: Tanzanian women undergo ghost vows

Chelu Matuzya Dar es Salaam-Not even death can undo marriage vows in Tanzania. In rarer...

Changing male attitudes ensure Sotho women get access to land

The move by 35 year-old Teboho Khati, has defied traditional stereotypes and is seen as a game changer after he transferred title deeds of one of his farms to ‘Maliteboho Khati' after witnessing her hardships following the death of her husband.
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COVID-19 lockdown measures push GBV, child sexual exploitation in Kenya

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