Tanzania Needs a Zero Tolerance Approach to Corporal Punishment

Published: 11/10/2019
Tanzania Needs a Zero Tolerance Approach to Corporal Punishment
Source: WWW.HRW.ORG

A few days ago, a video widely shared online showed a regional commander in southern Tanzania caning boys who were lying on the ground as punishment for burning down their dormitories after their mobile phones were confiscated. Let’s be clear. Corporal punishment is child abuse . It is brutal, widespread, and state-sanctioned in Tanzania, but the government gives mixed signals about tackling the p

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