While Tanzania does not have a recent history of conflict, it has borne the brunt of instability in the region. The country hosts thousands of refugees from the Great Lakes region. Women's rights are constitutionally guaranteed but not uniformly protected in Tanzania. Traditional and Islamic customs frequently discriminate against women in family law, especially in rural areas and Zanzibar. Tanzania is ranked 68 out of 144 countries listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) for 2017. Tanzania acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in 1985. In 2017, $593 million was spent by Tanzania on its military. The Tanzanian NAP promotes and supports financing for the implementation of national and local plans to end violence against women and children and will further focus on women’s representation, in particular gender equality in all key decision-making positions. Women activists in Tanzania work in their country and across the whole continent to address issues of conflict prevention and resolution, arms proliferation, while also ensuring respect for women's human rights and development.