• Short Summary

    MEMBERS OF TANZANIA'S LEADING WOMEN'S ORGANISATION, U.W.T., MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF DAR ES SALAAM?

  • Description

    MEMBERS OF TANZANIA'S LEADING WOMEN'S ORGANISATION, U.W.T., MARCHED THROUGH THE STREETS OF DAR ES SALAAM YESTERDAY (MONDAY) TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE PRACTICE OF POLYGAMY. THE DEMONSTRATION MADE A DRAMATIC START TO THIS YEAR'S WOMEN'S WEEK.
    THE WOMEN CARRIED BANNERS DENOUNCING POLYGAMY WITH SLOGANS LIKE "ONE MAN, ONE WIFE", AND OTHERS DEMANDING "FREEDOM AT HOME".
    U.W.T. IS THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S ORGANISATION AFFILIATED TO THE RULING TANZANIAN AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION, AND IT WAS TO TANU HEADQUARTERS THAT THE WOMEN MARCHED, LED BY MRS. KARUME, WIFE OF THE FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT SHEIKH ABEID KARUME, AND MISS LUCY LAMEK, JUNIOR MINISTER OF HEALTH.
    AT TANU HEADQUARTERS THEY WERE ADDRESSED BY SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT RASHIDI KAWA ON THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF TANZANIA. TWO DAYS EARLIER MR. KAWAWA HAD INTRODUCED IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY A BILL TO MAKE MARRIED WOMEN LIABLE FOR NATIONAL SERVICE. TOO MANY YOUNG GIRLS HAD MARRIED SIMPLY TO QUALIFY FOR THE MARRIED WOMEN'S EXEMPTION, HE SAID.
    ADDRESSING MR. KAWAWA AT THE RALLY, MRS. T MCHAURU, U.W.T. GENERAL SECRETARY, PLEDGED THE MEMBERS' LOYALTY TO TANU AND SAID THEY HAD BEEN SHOCKED TO HEAR THAT THEIR FORMER PRESIDENT, MRS. BIBI TITI MOHAMMED, WAS AMONG THOSE ARRESTED RECENTLY ON CHARGES OF PLOTTING AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.
    MRS. MOHAMMED, A FOUNDER MEMBER OF TANU, IS ONE OF SIX PEOPLE ??? GOVERNMENT STATEMENT ISSUED ON SATURDAY (OCT 25) AND STATE ??? TRIAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9TLJGCO409L05DI4IZXUK5SPB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TLJGCO409L05DI4IZXUK5SPB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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