Human Rights Advocacy in Africa

The Human Rights program includes working with Tanzanian human rights professionals focusing on children’s, women’s, and disabled people’s rights but also focusing on sexual rights. Research focus can be included. Art in Tanzania maintains compliance with The Children’s Agenda Tanzania program that includes Children’s and Women’s Rights focus. We also have an Art in Tanzania Rights team. The team members include private Tanzanian lawyers and other rights-oriented citizens as well as participating interns and volunteers. The program’s practical tasks include advocating, partaking in seminars, teaching, and raising awareness and visibility. Because rights issues are always sensitive matters, working as a team and networking is important. The Children’s Agenda program was developed by a team of NGOs including UNICEF and Save the Children, among others, and it is chaired by the Ministry of Community Work, Gender and Children.

Placement Description

Daily Tasks

A common day is morning hours of practical fieldwork advocating rights in the schools and communities. Afternoon time is tailored for program planning, reporting, and producing social media advocative content. Your placement is tutored by the academic-level team leader.


Art in Tanzania co-operates with the other NGOs for the program tasks. We are involved in several NGO consortiums to fight for children's rights and to develop nursery schools and orphanages. We have also been part of the EU Commission-funded Volunteer and Internship Development program EVOLVET.


Art in Tanzania volunteer eco-compound can accommodate up to 50 participants. We have single, double, and dormitory rooms. Each room is self-contained. We have office facilities and a garden canteen bar serving you at the idyllic African village surrounding.

Charity VISA

Interns: When staying less than 3 months (13weeks) you are to apply for a volunteer student visa (C2) and the fee is USD 50.   Volunteers: You apply for an Ordinary VISA (C1) when not exceeding 3 months (13 weeks) and the fee is USD 50.

COVID - 19 and Malaria

Tanzania's COVID-19 situation is good. We have had participants in the programs since May 2020 without problems. COVID-19 tests are available, also at the airport for traveling.
We recommend to take malaria prevention although the tests and medical care are easily available and at a low cost.


Tanzania is a peaceful country to visit and in our village, Madale, you can safely roam around day and night. We have been operating around since 1996 so our activities are well-known and appreciated y the local communities. We also have third-party security facilitation at the compound.