Polygamy in child marriage linked to violence against women

Where polygamy is only for one sex, a privilege for men, monopoly on power will lead to abuse. This is why division of power was invented and led to human rights. In islam and islamic polygyny, there is no such thing as human rights.

We Write for Rights

By Zacharia Alfred and Martha Kibona

“I think I am not the only one in Tanzania, the only woman in society that has been beaten, coerced into sex or abused physically and sexually offended by someone they know, including husbands or any male  family member,” says one pregnant woman from Vingunguti in Dar es Salaam.

She is the first wife of three, and her name is Clara Mussa. She is from Tanga, and she was a student before she was forced to marry Mr. Abraham Azizi from Dar es Salaam. Her dream of studies ended there and no one cared. During her first pregnancy, Abraham married another woman. She was devastated but she endured because it was a religious duty. She is currently pregnant again, and this time her husband has a third wife.

“This hurts me so much, but because I am a woman, I cannot do anything. I…

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