These are the words of Jackline Masisa (17), who interrupted studies as their first year of Mondo secondary school district Kishapu , having given a pregnant by her school teacher in the neighborhood place where she has access to additional studies or tuition.
“He ended teach me, with touching and they would strip clothes, then slept …” keeps telling Jackline, explaining to the teacher aged 30 (the name is saved).
She says the teacher was persuaded to enter into additional studies, namely tuition, but after a while they turn to sex.
Jackline admits he drowned in love with his teacher to influence the ‘allowance’ of Sh. 5000 and as a result, now has a two-year-old child is brought up by her parents after teacher who impregnated denying.
What happened after parents discovered is pregnant? First they started saying how she entered into a new life pregnancy.
Without conscious state has much the same time, Jackline narrates, pointing to a sign of shame to look down and wrapped around the fingers. “I started to feel bad, I did not know what it is. And lo, I am pregnant … ” she narrates.
She says in talks to school, she heard colleagues at school they felt might be pregnant and decided to buy a pregnancy detection tests.
Jackline says she discovered how to identify pregnant with the help of knowledge given by other girls at school.
According to Jackline, then something is her relationship with a man teacher, was corrctions in mysterious circumstances. (Perhaps the teacher noticed the change)
She says all the time did not notice anything in their school, but at home her parents, especially her mother discovered her health to change the size of the stomach.
Jackline who are too heavy to discuss the scandal, remembers her mother pick an event of her situation, that she was yelling too much, while her father remained silent until today to the saga.
That’s was the end of her journey to school with her father she has remained silent about the affair, but in some families of his brothers expressed resentment against her due to this act.
Jackline explained: “Since I have an alternative that I should go where, I just stayed home until I gave birth. Until now the mother is brought up my son, because I am a boarding school, ”
For now Jackline after birth, he studied at the school second form at the bottom of the organization Agape, situated in Shinyanga Municipality, which is specifically for girls who have lost their education opportunities.
According to the traditions of the community of Shinyanga region, like many African communities, the child is given a second name (the names) of his father.
Despite the presence of these traditions, Jackline, who says he did not mention the father of the child to her parents, without giving reasons for hiding its parent, explains about the names of his daughters to the statement:
“The name of my family name is Masisa, they gave my son my father’s family name, given to the man who gave me abortion is not visible to the formation of my parents only.”
Jackline is among 8,000 girls who become pregnant each year in the country. Among them are students of secondary schools and 5,000 primary schools 3,000.
Report of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, describes the government’s efforts in removing the problem by using different techniques.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), earlier this year, said Tanzania is among the leaders of early marriage.
UNFPA provides for the leading regions for early marriage is Shinyanga, Tabora, Mara, Dodoma, Lindi, Mbeya, Morogoro, Singida, Manyara, Lindi, Coast, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Kigoma, Dar es Salaam and Iringa.
UNFPA figures show there were 13,822 children born between 2005 and 2010, by 2030 they were married with a minimum age of 18 years, if the current pace it will be secured.
If there arise such as social and legal standards in dealing with the situation. Among them is the Child Act and the Sexual Offences Act, which zinamlinda girl.
In addition to that, there is a campaign and movement to protect girls undertaken through various resources such as the media and civil society.
Shinyanga region which is markedly Jackline,these cases, the parent with a child of two years he quips with harsh language regret saying:
“More severe measures to be taken against children fireworks that interrupts the female subjects, since they retard the contribution of women in the development of their country.”
According to tradition, the custom of many blacks, including Tanzania, the second name of his newborn child’s father called the family name.
But this is different and Jackline him since his parents had given her son his father’s family name and called Ritha Masisa.
“The name of my family name is Masisa, they gave my son my father’s family name from the man who gave me abortion is not visible to the formation of my parents,” she said.
CHIEF EDUCATION REGION
Profession Secondary Education Officer in Shinyanga, James Malima, says the current strategy now in secondary schools is to test all pregnant three months after the female students.
It also says there is a strategy consulting centers lying on reproductive health,students, after incubation.
Statement of Agape
Director General of the organization Agape stationed in Shinyanga, John Yola, whose institutions it deals with providing education to girls who interrupted studies, says the biggest challenge and a reason to continue with the pregnancy, which are the corruption, policy-making bodies, including the courts fail to make decisions quickly.
He says the lack of lawyers to interpret the law to the families of the victims of abortion with limited social integration embody in ending this problem.
He says parents, guardians, some of them do not value education for the girl child and saw that the girl child is married and that in 2014 only in high school Kituli, existing Shinyanga district of 14 students were enabled.
Laws, policies and pronouncements several to protect children and their rights, including access to education, especially in the case of the girl child is still faced with many claims, including pregnant at a young age.
That makes her dream of getting an education to a higher level. It is stated that the impact of the weakness in management laws, policies and pronouncements of government is the problem.
For instance, the Marriage Act of 1971 which provides protection as well as the institution of marriage, for nearly 45 years has been to allow gaps to marry the girl child as under 18 years old.
The girl opened the Institute Initiative constitutional cases in the High Court of Tanzania, Counsel Number Five of 2016 against the Attorney General arguing the constitutionality of section 13 and 17 of the Marriage Act 1971.
That was the passage of the legislation, clarifying the girl child who is between the ages of 14 and 15 to get married with parental consent or a court.
The Supreme Court ruled that provisions should be abolished, as worlds apart naKatiba the United Republic of Tanzania of 1977 which allows marrying a child under that age is illegal.
Imekata government recently appealed against, with it, the goal is that the final decision should be made by a higher court is the Supreme Court of Appeal, to kusiwapo other court questioning the decision.
“What is taking place is a common procedure that will enable the government to have a decision from the highest organ of the judiciary in the country,” says Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.
There was a time, activists and unions to defend the dignity of women, including the Association of Women Journalists Tanzania (Tamwa), pressurized and Sexual Offences Act of 1998.
That law was amended in 2002, by some counts more defined in Regulation Act.
For example, the offense of rape was illustrated further by the consent issue completely omitted, like rape takes place against a child under 18 years.
Also in 2009, the law was enacted the Child, which is based on protecting children against sexual it.
Basically, the Child Act regulates many aspects of national and child protection, although its implementation is challenging.
It is a law that includes international treaties, to which Tanzania has ratified various international concerning the rights of the child, as well as from the National Policy for Children.
The structure of the legislation aims to give the child protective and right. Features include children requiring care outside their homes and not.
Rights of the child in Tanzania Mainland focus, as much as raised by his parents, name, nationality, and get basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, medical, play and have fun.
Also, there is the responsibility of parents and guardians to ensure children receive their basic rights; are posted on vaccines, health care, are enrolled in school, they followed the development of the school, they heard and given guidance and care.
Executive Director of the Institute engaged in the defense and protection of the children of Nexgen, Kahemele Jacob, says the government should issue optical control violence, abuse, child marriage and rape of children in the country.
He says the information presented in Parliament in Dodoma budget this year by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Dr. Mwakyembe, that since January this year, there are more than 2,000 cases of reported rape and violence against children.
Kahemele urges wadauwa human rights, child rights advocates and government officials, to push the legal action should be taken.
Evaluation of the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) for a period of six months this year, is that there are cases of rape of children 1,491 during the same period.
LHRC Executive Director, Dr. Hellen Kijo-Bisimba, says children’s rights have been violated, despite the presence of various laws. His request to the government is that we act quickly.
Stakeholder international Master Brendan Callaghan from All Saints School of England – Australia, says the experience of their country, that they are vigilant in protecting their child has a fundamental right.
Anajigamba that Australia is one of the world’s leading countries in setting strategies, rules and regulations carefully to protect and defend the child.
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Minister of Health Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ummy Master says men who continue to give pregnant girls under the age of 18, prepare to take over the prisons, after a bill to amend the Marriage Act 1971, tabled in Parliament in September this revised.
In addition, he said the decision the Supreme Court and ordered the two clauses 13 and 17 of the same law, rubbed that are contrary to the Constitution, which stipulates that a child’s age is up to 18 years to get married at that age, would protect children who are victims of these issues.
Master says that education statistics indicate between 1000 they girls at school prevents maternal deaths of two girls each year.
He says the education of girls is one of the best ways to reduce poverty in developing countries and the results can be seen by people, personally, their famulia, and society in general.
“Education is the benefit of delaying marriage and pregnancy for young girls, causing maternal mortality rate in particular for those aged between 15 to 18 years”.
“The government is determined to ensure that by 2030 the violence and cruelty to girl child is eradicated, including female genital mutilation, early marriage and pregnancy,” says Master.
Former Resident Representative UNFPAhapa organization in the country, Dr. Natalia Kanem, says: “It is important to invest in young girls, especially in terms of giving accurate information about reproductive health and the provision of reproductive health and AIDS, doing so will allow them to achieve goals.”
He adds that the UNFPA in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), have done research to determine early pregnancy are increased.
WaMasuala Program Officer Reproductive Health for Youth NPA, Fatina Kiluvia, says girls aged between 13 and 19 years, they have great challenges of life.
Dk. Albina Chuwa, director of the NBS, said 23 percent of girls in the pregnant, linalorudisha matter behind the economy and development of the country.
“We expect the industrial economy as ilivyoazimia Government Phase Five. But that number, it means that we will lose the elite who would help grow the economy in one way or another, “says Dr. Chuwa. (SOURCE: NIPASHE)