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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 formulated fundamental rights for human coexistence. The process it started is a continuous challenge in all parts of the world. With the "African Charter of Human and Peoples' Rights", African countries have set their own accent and defined what is important to them in their situation. The Tanzanian constitution also recognises the importance of human rights. As in all states, there is a discourse in the society about the implementation of these rights. Freedom of opinion and freedom of assembly are current issues.
Thousands of young people have already completed a volunteer service in Tanzania. For 10 years now, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has been supporting the North-South volunteer programmes in numerous countries of the global South with its "weltwärts" programme. Due to considerable pressure from the civil society, the “weltwärts” programme is no longer a one-way street. Since 2014 volunteers from Tanzania and other countries of the global South are doing a federal volunteers service in Germany.
April 12th to 13th, 2019 in Cologne – Tagungs- und Gästehaus St. Georg
Tagungs- und Gästehaus St. Georg
Tanzanians have been part of German society since decades. We would like to celebrate this by inviting everyone to share their life, their family stories and their own experiences.