Tanzanian women are unable to gain access to justice and freedom due to discrimination and violence, said Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan.
Advising to the female judges on the occasion of opening the eighth Tanzania Women Judges Association (TAWJA) meeting in Dar es Salaam, Ms Hassan said they need to work together with the government to end corruption, sexual corruption and violence against women.
She added together they need to do everything that is required to stop such bad behavior and bad practice immediately and to see positive change in the area.
Sexual harassment in the country has continued to haunt women for years and this is a sad situation as it prevents them from achieving higher positions.
Ms Hassan further said it is disappointing to see some of the women holding low positions due to sexual based harassment even though they are capable of rising high.
She said, “We all need to work towards the betterment of these women’s situation. Their hopes, ambitions and dreams have been shattered by a few malicious individuals.”
TAWJA Chairperson Judge Iman Aboud said the meeting with Ms Hassan aims at guiding them about the challenges.
Tanzania presently has 47 percent of female judges and 46 percent women MPs.