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Much of this work was originally produced for UNICEF

Gender inequalities

Data from the 2010 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey reveals continuing discrimination against girls and women in Tanzania.  Women who are the poorest and have the least education have the least access to mass media. They mostly make decisions based on face-to-face communication from relatives, friends and influential community members. Many have little or no control over key decisions. Almost a quarter of all girls under 18 years, and half of all women under 24 years have had at least one child yet have little control over health choices.

To engage these young women in dialogue and influence choices for child care and development, communication strategies may include:

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Access to information and education by age, gender and socio-economic status in Tanzania