About us

13096121_597012160453859_2854480722931052188_nThe Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) is a non-governmental, non-partisan human rights organization which is registered under the Nongovernmental Organization Act of 2002. The Coalition started in 2010 as a loose network of 14 Human Rights NGOs and in 2012 THRDC was formally established as an umbrella organization and since then we have instigated and undertaken a range of human rights projects. THRDC is comprised of both individual and organizational memberships, whereby as of April 2016 it had 115 members who are human rights defenders (including journalists). Its membership and representation in terms of operation is spread through zones’ Human Rights focal person coordination all over the United Republic of Tanzania (Mainland and Zanzibar).
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The main interest of this Coalition is to, inter alia, work towards enhanced security and protection of HRDs in the United Republic of Tanzania.

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The main objective of the THRD-Coalition is to work towards enhancing the security and protection of the human rights defenders (HRDs) in the United Republic of Tanzania

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All what we do is to support achievement of these goal where by our priorities are set to achieve the following three outcomes or key result areas – KRAs.

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The Coalition envisages a free and secured working environment for Human Rights Defenders in Tanzania.

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THRDC board of Directors is one of the cooperative and responsible Board of Directors comprises of nine members based on representation of Human Rights stakeholders and Human Rights thematic groups.

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THRD Coalition Secretariat is managed in a professional and transparent way to ensure full compliance with government regulations and international standards.

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To reach Human Rights Defenders across the country, THRDC use determined and well committed human rights activists as its Focal persons who work on behalf of the coalition at their respective zones.

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