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. The implementation of women's and children's rights or the right to health is being worked on continuously.
In this seminar we will look at the issue of human rights in Tanzania from various perspectives. Where are the challenges and how are the state, civil society and religions trying to respond to them?
Links to the Videos
Anchoring Human Rights: Universal Declaration of Human Rights – African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights – Constitution of Tanzania (Aneth Lwakatare-Thumm – Tanzania-Network, Sergio Rios Carrillo – Mission EineWelt)
Media Rights in Tanzania and Germany (Elisabeth Shoo, Deutsche Welle)
Work of the Human Rights Office of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania in Arusha (Besetina Saikong)
- Audio-file with image: https://mission-learning.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/besetina_saikong.mp4
Women‘s Rights (Elizabeth Silayo)
We asked participatans to answer two short questions before the seminar started. Here is the link to the results: https://www.mentimeter.com/s/96081cfddd220b87ad2898bef88a2674/26ace0afcf77.
|10:20||Welcome and Introduction|
|10:30||Anchoring Human Rights: Universal Declaration of Human Rights – African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights – Constitution of Tanzania (Aneth Lwakatare-Thumm – Tanzania-Network, Sergio Rios Carrillo – Mission EineWelt)|
|11:25||Media Rights in Tanzania and Germany (Elisabeth Shoo, Deutsche Welle)|
|13:00||Work of the Human Rights Office of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania in Arusha (Besetina Saikong)|
|13:40||Women‘s Rights (Elizabeth Silayo)|
Topic Related Links
- Auszüge aus tansanischen Pressemeldungen in der Tansania Information: https://www.tansania-information.de/index.php?title=Thema:_Justizwesen_in_Tansania:_Menschenrechte_-_02/2020
- Wikipedia Article Universal Declaration of Human Rights: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Declaration_of_Human_Rights
- Wikipedia Article African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Charter_on_Human_and_Peoples%27_Rights
- Report 2019 from Amnesty International about the situation in Tanzania: https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/africa/tanzania/report-tanzania/
- Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance: https://chragg.go.tz/index.php/who-we-are/78-about-chragg
- Tanzanian NGO Legal and Human Rights Center https://www.humanrights.or.tz/
- Their report for 2018: https://www.humanrights.or.tz/assets/attachments/1557832171.pdf
- Their report for January to June 2019 https://www.humanrights.or.tz/assets/attachments/1566306691.pdf
- Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC): https://thrdc.or.tz/
- African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights: https://www.achpr.org/
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