Supporting child mothers in Tanzania

Child mothers and child brides are marginalised in Tanzania. With limited education and livelihood options, many become mothers early and risk further poverty and ill-health. FORWARD will support affected girls with skills, livelihood options and mobilise action to improve rights of at risk girls.

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It ran from 8:44 PM, 28 June 2012 to 12:00 AM, 1 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (292403)


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Child marriage and teenage pregnancy is a major problem in Tanzania, 38 % of girls are married before the attain 18 years, this is more pronounced in rural areas. Child motheirs are more likely to die at child birth or suffer disabilities. They are less likely to have skills and information on child development and more likely to have malnourished children. Girls are at risk of sexual abuse, domestic violence and have higher levels of HIV. Many drop out of school and fail to acquire key skills.


The project will aim to work with girls to set up a network of support; provide training in livelihood and leadership skills that enable the girls access information and entrepreneurship training to undertake income generating activities; the project pro

  • "I got married at 14 years with my own consent because of the hardship at home"

    — Voice of Tarime Child Bride

  • ...My marriage was dignity for the rest but ruined my childhood…

    — A girl from Tarime