Seminar "Human Rigths in Tanzania"

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?


Saturday, 25.4.2020
09:00 Arrival – Coffee – Tea
09:30 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)
10:15 Interviews: Human Rights Perspectives in Germany and Tanzania
10:45 Informal Talks – Coffee – Tea
11:00 Media Rights in Tanzania and Germany (Elisabeth Shoo, Deutsche Welle)
11:45 Spotlights: Human Rights Engagement of Christians and Muslims in Tanzania
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Workshops
  • Children‘s Rights
  • Women‘s Rights (Elizabeth Silayo)
  • Creative Activism – Tracking Outspoken and Quietly Acting Human Rights Activists (Theresia Polster, Celine Schätzler)
  • Work of the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC)
16:00 Presentation of the Workshop “Creative Activism”
16:30 Looking Back and Looking Forward
17:00 Optional Guided Tour of the The Way of Human Rights in Nuremberg (Helga Riedl - Human Rights Office of the City of Nuremberg)

The seminar is open to everyone.


Soon you can register here.

Nürnberg, Caritas-Pirckheimer-Haus