A CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR NATIONAL AUTHORITIES WITH A HUMAN RIGHTS MANDATE ON FOSTERING AND DEEPENING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MARRAKECH DECLARATION (2018) IN TANZANIA

A CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING FOR NATIONAL AUTHORITIES WITH A HUMAN RIGHTS MANDATE ON FOSTERING AND DEEPENING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MARRAKECH DECLARATION (2018) IN TANZANIA

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Earlier this morning, the Network of African National Human Rights Institution (NANHRI) in joint collaboration with the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) kicked off a 3-day capacity building training (3rd – 5th August 2021) to National Authorities with a human rights mandate here in Dar es Salaam at the Serena Hotel.

The training is aimed at strengthening the capacity of Tanzania’s top National Human Rights Institution which is the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance Tanzanian (CHRAGG) as well as government Ministries, Departments and Agencies responsible for overseeing the promotion and protection of human rights in Tanzania; to collectively enable them to implement the Marrakech Declaration of 2018 and ensure the government is committed to protecting Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Tanzania.

Since the Marrakech Declaration of 2018 contains comprehensive provisions that guide states on universally agreed standards regarding the promotion and protection of the rights of human rights defenders with a specific focus on Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs), NANHRI believes that following this training, in the near future the Tanzanian government will create a conducive environment for the implementation the Marrakech Declaration to the dot.

In his brief opening speech, the Guest of Honor at the training Hon. Mohamed KH. Hamad, the Vice Chairperson of the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) emphasized that, “It is our firm belief that the outcome of the training will enable the government through its institutions to implement the declaration…It is also my hope that, at the end of this training, we will come up with constructive opinions and recommendations that will ensure productive and sustainable application of the knowledge, expertise, skills, and experience, that we have acquired from the same; in our daily endeavors. Hence, we will be able to give a helping hand to our state/ government in adhering to its obligations of respecting; protecting; and fulfilling human rights, particularly women human right defenders.”

Reported by: James K. Laurent,

Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC)

3rd August 2021