United Republic of Tanzania intends to amend all laws with discriminatory provisions and leverage economic growth to advance women’s equality

The United Republic of Tanzania affirms it will do everything in its power to implement Sustainable Development Goal 5 on women’s empowerment and other key gender equality targets and indicators in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will ensure the full integration within national law of all women’s rights treaties, particularly the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. All remaining laws with discriminatory provisions will be amended, specifically those related to marriage, property and inheritance, and a stand-alone act on ending violence against women will be developed. The United Republic of Tanzania will support financing of gender equality in line with the Addis Ababa Financing for Development Agenda, implement the principle of 50/50, collect sex-disaggregated data, and put in place effective mechanisms to monitor and propel progress on women’s rights commitments. It will seek to leverage economic growth to support women’s rights and advance equal economic opportunities, which are critical to sustainable development. Speaking at the Global Leaders' Meeting on 27 September 2015, President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete said: “Tanzania commits itself to ensure that the economic growth is leveraged to support women’s rights in economic equality and opportunity which recognizes their critical importance for sustainable development.” [Speech]