About Us

The Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) was incepted in 2010 at the time when incidents of human rights violations were relatively high in Tanzania. During this time, there were already human rights organizations (HRO), most of which are current members of THRDC. There were also HROs’ networks operated at national, regional and district levels. Despite their efforts and notable results towards human rights protection and promotion,... Read More

Membership

THRDs-Coalition is comprised of both individual and organizational memberships, whereby as of now The Coalition has more than 160 members who are basically human rights defenders NGOs, individual HRDS in Tanzania (HRDs).  Read More

Glimpse on THRDC

Mission

The Coalition strives to maximize the protection, respect and recognition of HRDs in Tanzania through, protection, capacity building and advocacy.

Vision

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

Mandate

The mandate of the THRD-Coalition is to protect, empower and support human rights defenders in Tanzania.

Values

The promotion of deep respect and empathy for defenders and acting in a very responsive, rapid, flexible manner.

Adv. Onesmo Olengurumwa

Word from National coordinator

Greetings!

I'm Onesmo Olengurumwa, the National Coordinator for the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition. We're here to help you protect your rights as a human rights defender—and we'd love it if you could join us.

THRDC aims to create a safe and secure environment for people like you in Tanzania, so that you can do your job without fear of persecution or violence. Since its inception in 2013, THRDC has worked with a wide range of groups to achieve its mission.

We're excited about what we do here at THRDC: defending organizations working in different thematic areas that represent just about every kind of human rights issue and challenge facing our community today. We focus on nine (9) thematic areas: Political and human rights in general; women's rights, legal aid providers; children's rights; pastoralists' rights; freedom of expression, minority rights, Natural Resources and Economic Rights, Social Rights and Accountability.

Board Chairperson

JOAQUINE ANTOINETTE DE-MELLO

Board Chairperson

2022-09-30

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2022-09-29

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2022-09-25

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2022-09-21

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Magdalena Kioko

Program Manager OSIEA

“We have watched them grow, watch them grow its systems, network of protection and network of funders. They have done such good work that everybody is confident that when we support this organizatio ... Read More

Hassan Shire

Executive Director Defend Defenders

You have created active protection systems where all and every human right defender at risk has been given a chance to mitigate that risk to avoid the risk in the form of trainings. We are very happy ... Read More

Anders Sjoberg

Swedish Ambassador to Tanzania

We also know that THRDC has been through challenging period during the freezing of its bank account between August 2020 and April 2021, but it also demonstrated THRDC’s resilience’s and ability to ... Read More

Arnold Tsunga

Chairperson, Southern Defenders

We at the Southern Africa Defenders Network are extremely proud of the milestone of the THRDC. They have demonstrated remarkable resilience in the face of great adversity. They have been a great sourc ... Read More

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