During their stay in Shelter City Tanzania, human rights defenders are able to temporarily relocate and rest in a safe environment – and a safe house – away from any risk. They can utilize their time by focusing on their well-being and caring for their physical and physiological health. Taking the time to rest enables them to return home and continue their work in a more effective and sustainable way.
Shelter City Tanzania has been focusing on relieving human rights defenders from traumatic experiences by providing them the medical and psychological assistance that they need in order to safely reintegrate into their communities and resume their work. We also offer a variety of capacity-building activities, such as trainings that aim to strengthen the defenders’ understanding of human rights and enable them to create and implement essential strategies in their fight for human rights.
During their stay, we provide human rights defenders with the opportunity to connect with individuals and organizations working on similar issues in the region through the exchange of ideas and experiences. Providing defenders with the space to network enables them to raise awareness about the human rights situation in their country, connect with a wider audience, and reinforce capacity for their activities.
Digital security trainer
Coordinator digital security training
Accountant and logistics manager
Provides human rights defenders temporary relocation and a safe haven
Financially supports the relocation of human rights defenders to Tanzania
Financially supports the temporary relocation of artists at risk
Provides financial assistance to support Shelter City Tanzania
Supports Shelter City Tanzania and human rights defenders
Through Dutch Embassies, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been supporting the relocation of human rights defenders from Burundi, DRC and Senegal
Providing financial assistance for the relocation of human rights defenders at risk
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Shelter City Tanzania organized an exhibition with the cooperation of some artists and human rights defenders who are staying in the Shelter City.