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The Advocates for Human Rights and Democracy (TAHURID)

TAHURID works in Juba, South Sudan to support the implementation of international human rights standards, peacebuilding through advocacy for justice, human rights, and good governance to ensure peace.

Presence in: South Sudan
Focus: Access to Information, Corruption, Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

The Advocate for Human Rights and Democracy (TAHURID) is a non profit entity  formed in March 2017 by activists who are mainly lawyers and pro-democracy advocates and was registered as a nonprofit organization in South Sudan under the NGOs Act 2016 by South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission under the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management and is dedicated to advancing and protecting human rights of the South Sudanese people through educating on human rights principles and democratic concepts guaranteed by South Sudan Constitution and applicable laws and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.The organization strives to promote the strengthening of democratic institutions and  enhance popular participation and citizens engagement in attainment of democracy, governance and respect for human and people’s rights, carry out civic education, training on conflict mediation and election monitoring and documentation, encourage protection of Human Rights, pluralist democracy and the rule of law, stimulate consolidation of democratic stability by supporting political, legislative and constitutional reforms, uphold and defend democratic values to enhance good governance and rule of law that will create space for participation of citizens in decision making in both the society and the government, legal aid provision df and monitoring human rights on the internet.

The vision of the organization is to craft the progressive, democratic and law-abiding society where fundamental rights are respected.

The mission of the organization is to support the implementation of international human rights standards, peacebuilding through advocacy for justice, human rights, and good governance reinforce the rule of law and empower the citizens’ participation in the enhancement of sustainable peace and development.

The objective of the organization is available on the organization website.

People Associated With This Organization

Kenyi Kenyi

South Sudan  
The Advocates for Human Rights and...
Joined August 2018
Interests: Criminal Justice, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice
As an Executive Director, Kenyi acts as an official head representative of the organization and secretary of the board of directors, on behalf of the organization and calling, chairing and directing the management team meetings, and do all such acts as may be necessary for the smooth and efficient running of this organization;
He is a primary signatory to the check and bank accounts of the organization and act as the official spokesperson of the organization and shall sign all official invitations or gatherings and the official custodian of all records and assets of the Organization, and he is responsible for the appointing and revoking the employment of any junior staff of organization, in accordance with labor laws in the country and calling for the meeting, in consultation with other members of the Management Team, for the formation of Committees for a specific task; arranging and preparing the agenda for the meetings of the organization.
Kenyi Kenyi is the network champion (main point of contact) for The Advocates for Human Rights and Democracy (TAHURID).

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