Women's human and legal rights within the family in tanzania
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Kisanga, Maria E;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The United Republic of Tanzania is situated just south of the equator between the great lakes of Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa on the Western frontier and the Indian Ocean to the East. It shares common borders with eight countries: Kenya to the North; Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda to the North-West; Congo- Kinshasa, Zambia and Malawi to the West and Mozambique to the South. Tanzania is the twelfth largest country in Africa and covers some 945,000 squeare kilometres, including approximately 60,000 square kilometres of inland water. Although much of the land lies above 200 metres altitude, a narrow belt along the sea coast is at or near sea level. The population of women was estimated to be 15 million which is about 51.5 percent of the total population This study is confined to Mainland Tanzania. . In Tanzania the municipal law consists of statutory law, customary laws, Muslim Law and case law (judicial precedents).