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

WANANCHI WA NGORONGORO WAGONGA MWAMBA MAHAKAMANI WAAPA KUKATA RUFAA

2022-09-29

THRDC ZANZIBAR YASAINI MAKUBALIANO YA MASHIRIKIANO MoU BAINA YAKE NA C...

2022-09-25

THRDC NA MAGEREZA WAKAMILISHA MWONGOZO WA WAFUNGWA KUTOA MALALAMIKO

2022-09-21

RAIS MWINYI AZINDUA OFISI ZA THRDC TAWI LA ZANZIBAR

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Testimonials

Mr. Alfred Alferius

PWY’s Director

‘…honestly, we have seen the benefits of being part of THRDC. Through THRDC, donors as despite our organizations being very young on a seed level, they trusted us. In the years 2020 and 2021, we r ... Read More

Issa Chiuji

Director SHIHABINA

“…became member of the Coalition and acknowledged to have enjoyed the benefits of gaining from the protection and security training. THRDC has been of great assistance to me as a human rights defe ... Read More

Mr Edwin Soko

MPC Director & THRDC Board member

“THRDC has been very helpful to us in matters of Capacity Building and Institutional building, they have helped us in almost all the cases we have had, even today we had a case of our employee, THRD ... Read More

Mr. Bonny Matto

Tuwakomboe Paralegal Organization (TUPO).

Our organization has been a member of the Coalition for several years now. And I can testify, we have grown so much and benefited from the family. Through the trainings issued by the Coalition, we hav ... Read More

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