Perpetua Senkoro, THRDC Protection Officer: Protection, planning, and risk management has over five years experience working in human rights advocacy particularly in the disability rights field.
Before joining THRDC in August 2021, Perpetua was a human rights officer for the NGO Under the Same Sun (UTSS) where she did advocacy for rights and welfare of people with albinism in Africa. This was through direct and indirect engagement with local actors including government officials, parliamentarians, civil society, academicians, mass media, faith leaders, and the general public. She was also engaging with international human rights mechanisms of the African Union and United Nations, as well as diplomats and development partners.
Perpetua also managed a project for two years, which was geared on creating public awareness on albinism in Tanzania and lobbying for policy reforms for promoting inclusion of persons with albinism in Tanzania. Moreover, she is also part of a research team for the ongoing project “Mothering and Albinism, Mapping patterns of resilience at the juncture of gender, colourism, religion, and human rights in Tanzania, Ghana, and South Africa”. This is led by experts from the Trinity Western University, Canada.
In addition, After UTSS, Perpetua did regional coordination on human rights and advocacy for the newly formed Africa Albinism Alliance, and then joined THRDC shortly after.
Perpetua has a master of law (LL.M) from McGill University in Canada, and a bachelor of laws (LL.B Hons) from the University of Dar-es-salaam.