World Politics Review: Robbie Corey-Boulet on the decline of women’s rights in Tanzania

“Most men will be boastful: ‘The president has said this, we should keep producing more children. Why should we use birth control?’”

Former ICWA fellow and World Politics Review senior editor Robbie Corey-Boulet (West Africa, 2013-2015) reports on Tanzanian president, John Magufuli’s, official statements on the status of women in his country. In a nation where the president’s words are often taken as policy, Magufuli’s views on contraception and polygamy almost certainly will be a detriment to Tanzanian women.

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