About Watetezi TV

Following the recent wave of advancement in Information and Communication Technology (I.C.T), THRDC has recently adopted an I.C.T strategic advocacy approach as a way of implementing THRDC’s new Strategic Plan (2018-2022), under OUTCOME THREE: Advocacy, by establishing an Online Television:

WATETEZI TV to convey its message to relevant government authorities, human rights stakeholders and the general public. As an advocacy strategy for policy and legal reforms of laws and policies governing Tanzania Human rights defenders, this initiative will help create more awareness of HRDs work and easy access to information related to Human Rights Defenders in Tanzania.

As an umbrella organization with more than One Hundred and Fifty (150) member Organizations and individual Journalists across the country (Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar), the THRD-Coalition strives to use its online TV as a platform to ensure maximum publicity on the work done by HRDs from different parts of the United Republic of Tanzania. It should also be noted that THRDC is currently supporting and ensuring the Security & Protection of more than 6,000 human rights defenders in Tanzania.

However, despite THRDC’s commendable efforts to defend human rights defenders and their work, unfortunately, most of its success stories go unnoticed by the public. This is because THRDC had previously underutilized modern communication tools, such as online media platforms, to reach a wider audience.

WATETEZI TV, is, therefore, a non-profit online YouTube platform established in June 2018 by the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) to air programs related to human rights and the specific work done by Human Rights Defenders.

Through WATETEZI TV, the Coalition commits to develop and broadcast online content addressing a broad range of issues related to human rights defenders including journalists, educate and entertain the public about civil discourse essential and relevant to the Tanzanian society.

From Our Reporters

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How can we help you?

Contact us at our office Eyasi Road, Near Hekima Garden, Dar es Salaam or use Emergency Call: +255 769 642 208.

Kigoma Women Development (KIWODE) would like to thank THRDC Secretariat and management in general for every guide that the coalition gives us as an organization. We had a Certificate of Registration rules 1954 named Kigoma Women Development Group, but after your efficient guide, we were able to change this certificate. Our new name is Kigoma Women Development Organization under the certificate of registration from the ministry of community development, gender and children.

We are in rural areas and it’s hard for us to easily get informed. Thanks to THRDC for making it easy for us to receive information from all over the country through training and workshops.

Special Thanks goes to the National Coordinator of THRDC, Mr Onesmo Olengurumwa for his endless support to the KIWODE team. It wouldn’t have been possible without him.KIWODE team promises to work hand in hand in reaching society and performing its duties.

Sophia Patrick
Director - KIWODE, Human Rights