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Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) is a membership and umbrella organization with 292 human rights organizations across Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. It was registered in 2012 under the NGOs Act 2002. THRDC’s overall goal is to contribute to the growth of civic space in which HRDs’ working environments are improved in accordance with the 1998 UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. THRDC works throughout Tanzania (Mainland and Zanzibar) and has deliberately categorized its members in 11 (eleven) operational zones which has simplified the access to support to HRDs in need since the decentralization has brought power at the grassroots level. Currently, the Coalition has two offices, the headquarter in Dar es Salaam and THRDC branch in Zanzibar.

The current Coalition's strategic plan is stemmed on working towards reversing the drivers contributing to the shrinking of the civic space. To realize this goal, THRDC works to mobilize its members and the general public to effectively address HRDs rights and human rights protection issues; Capacity building and empowerment to its members/ HRDs and other stakeholders to efficiently engage in protection and promotion of HRDs’ rights;  Engagement for Legal and Policy Reforms and implementation in favor of HRDs, the national human rights mechanisms on HRDs; Improving HRDs’ security and protection through legal representation, medical support and psychosocial, relocation and evacuation of HRDs at risk  and lastly, enhancement of the performance and sustainability of the Coalition.