Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) in collaboration with the Freedom House and Pact under the support of USAID validated an Advocacy Strategy for the CSOs Working Group on Civic Space. A Civic Space Working Group was established in 2018 for the purpose of building the capacity of CSOs in Tanzania to collectively and effectively address civic space issues.

This program is implemented under the Data Driven Advocacy (DDA) which seeks to improve and sustain Tanzanian rights-focused civil society’s ability to advocate for, and influence policy on, key national level human rights issues using better data and information to drive results. This program is aimed at mentoring and providing technical assistance to rights-focused CSOs in data collection and evidence-based advocacy. Working Group Members are coordinated in engaging with the government and contribute to a more inclusive, data-driven, human rights-focused policymaking process.

 To achieve this, this project implementation will pursue to achieve the following objectives: 

  1. Platforms for increased cooperation and collaboration among like-minded organizations for evidence-based advocacy are strengthened
  2. Civil society’s abilities to collect, generate, monitor, and report independent and reliable information concerning human rights abuses are strengthened
  3. Civil society organizations, networks, and key individuals are able to respond to urgent and unanticipated needs