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The diversity of Tanzania is reflected in the various forms of its culture and traditions. Over 120 ethnic groups call Tanzania home, and amongst them over 100 languages are spoken, with Swahili being the official language. Tanzania has a large Indian population comprising Hindus, Sunni Muslims, Sikhs, Parsis and Goans. The multi-culturalism of Tanzania is also evident in its mixed and varied art scene, its traditional ethnic music, colorful paintings and sculptures of indigenous hardwoods, specifically fetish style figurines and masks, and perhaps best reflected, its diverse cuisine.

With a population of 47.78 million people in 20122, Tanzania is one of the largest countries in Africa, and also one of poorest and least world’s least developed countries, ranking 152nd out of a total of 185 countries in the 2012 human development index. Extreme hunger and malnutrition, as well as poverty and maternal mortality remain key development challenges.

HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION

Under international human rights conventions that Tanzania has ratified, state organs are bound to uphold human rights. However, implementation of human rights obligations remains fragile due to capacity weaknesses in the justice system and delays in incorporating human rights into national laws. Principal human rights problems include the use of excessive force by military personnel, police, and prison guards, as well as societal violence; harsh and life-threatening prison conditions; restrictions on freedoms of press and assembly, and on the movement of refugees; official corruption and impunity; etc. Also, the rights of vulnerable groups, indigenous peoples, sexual minorities and people with disabilities, are lacking behind.

GENDER INEQUALITY

The situation for women in Tanzania is still extremely challenging. Life expectancy for women is a very low 53 years, and 64% women are illiterate. Other challenges they face include the persistent and increasing burden of poverty; inequalities in arrangements for productive activities and in access to resources; inequalities in the sharing of power and decision-making; etc. Protection of women’s rights is also threatened by harmful traditional and cultural practices, such as polygamy, bride price, and female genital mutilation.6 Particular attention should be drawn to the widespread marginalization of the girl child in different spheres of life, including education, and the total exclusion caused for many by early and forced marriage. Some of these discriminatory policies are codified by law, setting the minimum marrying age at 15 years for girls.

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PRODUCTS FROM TUNISIA

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Honey Pot

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Store your honey in this sweet pot or use this honey pot as a rustic decoration. It has been hand-carved from wild olive wood and is a piece you’ll be...

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  • Approximately 5 oz;  dripping stick is approximately 5" long
  • Wild olive wood is food safe
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Hand-wash in warm water and dry promptly; occasionally oil to ensure years of usage.

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Olive Wood Honey Drizzle Stick

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Drizzle honey into your tea and onto your biscuits with this classic honey drizzle. It has been hand-carved from wild olive wood and is a piece you’ll be able to...

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  • Approximately 7" long
  • Wild olive wood is food safe
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Hand-wash in warm water and dry promptly; occasionally oil to ensure years of usage.

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Olive Wood Mortar & Pestle

$ 32.00

This mortar and pestle set is perfect for grinding spices and peeling garlic. It has been hand-carved from wild olive wood and is a piece you’ll be able to use...
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  • 5 x Small Approx: 2.5" diameter with 9 in shopping carts

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  • Small: Mortar height: 3 inches; Mortar diameter: 2.5 inches; Pestle height: 6 inches; Pestle diameter: 1 inch
  • Large: 3.5 inches; Mortar diameter: 6 inches; Pestle height: 7 inches; Pestle diameter: 1.5 inches
  • Wild olive wood is food safe
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Hand-wash in warm water and dry promptly; occasionally oil to ensure years of usage.

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Olive Wood Natural Board

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Cut up some veggies or set up hors d’oeuvres on this beautiful board.  It has been hand-carved from wild olive wood and is a piece you’ll be able to use...

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  • Approximately 14" long
  • Wild olive wood is food safe
  • As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
  • Care instructions: Hand-wash in warm water and dry promptly; occasionally oil to ensure years of usage.

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