Sum­mit ad­dresses in­jus­tice to women

Pretoria News - - WORLD -

ARUSHA, Tan­za­nia: A con­fer­ence on Gen­der and the Ju­di­ciary in Africa kicked off on Mon­day in Tan­za­nia, aimed at ad­dress­ing le­gal bar­ri­ers for women in African coun­tries.

Poverty lev­els in Africa were lock­ing out women from ac­cess­ing ju­di­cial ser­vices, Tan­za­nian VicePres­i­dent, Samia Su­luhu Has­san, said at the three-day con­fer­ence, jointly or­gan­ised by the Ju­di­ciary of Tan­za­nia and the World Bank Group. Has­san ap­pealed to the Chief Jus­tices and Lawyers from 51 African coun­tries to ex­pe­dite cases fac­ing women and chil­dren to en­sure jus­tice.

“Women and chil­dren bear the brunt of the drag­ging of cases on the con­ti­nent, I urge you to fast­track such tri­als in a bid of help­ing them to get jus­tice,” said Has­san.

He urged jus­tices to re­view the laws gov­ern­ing the wel­fare of women and chil­dren to en­sure that they serve the right pur­poses. – Xin­hua

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