Eastern AfricaTanzania/May 15, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/137 views /Tanzania Tanzania: Sexual Violence Against Children On Rise – LHRCshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelBy Hilda Mhagama INCIDENTS of sexual violence against children are on the increase in the country, and in turn deny them their basic rights, Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) new report has revealed. LHRC’s media survey further revealed that 91 per cent of the reported violence against children’s incidents were of sexual violence, while nine per cent were physical and psychological violence. Sexual violence against children, are particularly in form of rape and sodomy, cited in the major human rights concerns in 2018. ALSO READ Ethiopia: Police Detain Dozens in New Corruption Crackdown, Terrorism AllegationsThe report revealed that reported child rape incidents have increased from 759 in the first six months in 2017 to 2,365 from January to June 2018. Presenting the findings, LHRC Researcher, Mr Fundikira Wazambi said sexual violence was mentioned as one of the major violations of children’s rights in all 20 Districts of 10 Regions that LHRC visited in 2018. “We have found that perpetrators of sexual violence were identified as neighbours, close relatives, motorcycle riders famously known as Bodaboda and teachers being implicated in several acts of sexual violence against children in 2018,” he said. ALSO READ Tanzania: Human Rights NGOs' Call On African Presidents to Emulate Magufuli Timely The report also highlighted key issues affecting the elderly persons in Tanzania mainland, adding that violence experienced by the elderly included physical violence in the form of witchcraft-related killings. Mr Wazambi said that unlike other vulnerable groups, there is no specific law for the elderly. However, like other human beings, the elderly have human rights provided for in various domestic, regional and international legal laws. ALSO READ Tanzania: JPM, Mourners Bid Farewell to MengiThe report, dubbed “Tanzania Human Rights Report 2013,” documents human rights in the country with special focus on various issues and events that contravene them. The report recommends that regional and district authorities work closely with the police force to address the problem of violence against children and women in their respective areas. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Tanzania share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleIsaac Kappy Commits Sucide Aged 42next articleSomalia: Four Killed in Mogadishu District HQ BlastRelated PostsEastern Africa/May 26, 2019 /No Comment East Africa: Forum Urges for Creation of Accessible Leather MarketEastern Africa/May 26, 2019 /No Comment Tanzania: MOI to Start Full NeurosurgeryTanzania: Possibility of Acacia Exit Draws Mixed ResponsesTanzania: Lawmaker Wants Tanzanians in the Diaspora Allowed to VoteTanzania: Why Tanzania Wants Acacia to Pack and GoTanzania Government Issues Guideline for Execution of Plastic Bags BanTanzanian Engineer Honoured At World Health Assembly in GenevaAfrica: Magufuli to Witness Inauguration of South Africa’s RamaphosaTanzania: Possibility of Acacia Exit Draws Mixed ResponsesTanzania: Lawmaker Wants Tanzanians in the Diaspora Allowed to Vote Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.