Reports from the Field

Human Rights and Legal Aid Internship

Human right project in Tanzania

Do you feel the project makes an impact in its field?

I strongly feel that AWLAHURIO is making a huge impact in the field of Human Rights. The organisation provides free legal aid and representation mainly to women and children. It also raises awareness of human rights to the society.

Do you feel that you have made a difference to the project?

Yes i feel that i made a difference to the project. I conducted legal research which included searching for precedents that were useful to our cases. I also compiled a lot of cases for the organizations database. Though it was a lot of work to be done under a short space of time, i managed to fulfill my tasks.

What challenges have you encountered ?

During my one month internship, not all was rosy. I encountered quite a number of challenges. The first challenge was that not much work was assigned to me at the Legal Clinic. Another challenge was that all the meetings with the clients were conducted in Swahili, but thanks to  Ms Martha who would explain everything to us after the meetings.

Did the project meet your expectations?

Yes the project met my expectations. I learnt a lot about the Tanzanian legal system. I also got the privilege of working with Advocate Charles Adiel Abraham at his law firm for two weeks. We attended a mediation session and a lot of other court proceedings.Unlike at the Legal Clinic, Charles would keep me busy everyday. It was a great and quite enlightening experience working with him and i hope to do it again. In addition,we also visited the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights and it was a wonderful and informative visit.

Would you recommend this project to a friend?



Human Rights & Legal Aid Internship in Tanzania

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Ruvimbo Mufema