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Wednesday, May 25 • 15:45 - 16:15
Tanzania’s Child Marriage Struggle

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Although child marriage was outlawed in Tanzania in 2019, the law on marriage is yet to be amended and child marriage remains a serious issue in the country. Zuhura Abdul Sakaya is a young Tanzanian advocate for girls’ and women’s rights, focusing on the elimination of child marriage, gender-based violence, and female genital mutilation in Tanzania. In this fireside discussion, she will discuss the lifelong consequences for girls of child marriage, the current situation in Tanzania, and the next steps to be taken in the struggle against child marriage.

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Zuhura Abdul Sakaya

Tanzanian youth advocate
Zuhura Abdul Sakaya is a Tanzanian youth activist who has been campaigning against early and child marriage, female genital mutilation, gender-based violence. Working alongside PLAN International and other activists, she has also campaigned for the amendment of Tanzania’s outdated... Read More →
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Leyla Hussein

Global Advocacy Director of The Girl Generation, psychotherapist, and anti-FGM activist
Dr. Leyla Hussein OBE is a psychotherapist, specialising in supporting survivors of sexual abuse. She is an international lecturer on female genital mutilation (FGM) and speaker on gender rights. She is recognised as one of the key experts on this issue globally and is a leading and... Read More →


Wednesday May 25, 2022 15:45 - 16:15 CEST
Resilience Room