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Vulnerables’ Organization for Legal Aid Services (VOLAS)

VOLAS Protects the rights of vulnerable groups through the following departments:1. LEGAL AID DEPART, 2. PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, 3. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEP and 4. RESEARCH &PROJECT COORDINATION.

Presence in: Tanzania
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence

VULNERABLES’ ORGANIZATION FOR LEGAL AID SERVICES (VOLAS) is a Non Profit making Non Governmental Organization with registration No 22NGO/00007191. The basic aim of the Organization is to protect and promote the rights of vulnerable people particularly women and children in the community. The rights of vulnerable people are protected by VOLAS through number of established programs namely; – LEGAL AID PROGRAM, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE/COMMUNITY BASED HEALTH CARE. VOLAS’ interventions are prompted by noticeable and increased abuse of rights of vulnerable people including women, Children, people living with HIV and AIDS, People with Disability and the aged people in the community. As a nature of the day, customary laws and tradition continue to put women in a very disadvantageous position socially and economically. The existing legal system, does not reach the majority of women living in rural areas. On the other hand, Children as expected good generation of today and future Tanzania, their rights as guaranteed by both international instruments and national laws are subject to violation. The current pandemic increase of HIV spread in most of communities impacted negatively to children as far as the right of education is concerned. Of today Chato District is facing the problem of albino Killings which has taken space in the whole of Tanzania. . After learning such situation VOLAS is intervening in following ways; it conducts Professional legal support to women and children whose rights are likely to lose. We conduct legal clinic all working days where we provide legal counseling, advice, draft petitions and necessary court documents. This assistance empowers the beneficiaries to defend themselves through legal empowerment. Of all VOLAS conducts outreach programs where reaches poor people who cannot reach and access legal services because of being far from those services.

People Associated With This Organization

Tryphone Bashaya

Tanzania  
Vulnerables’ Organization for...
Joined March 2017
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence
TRYPHONE BASHAYA is Executive Director of Organization named “VULNERABLES’ ORGANIZATION FOR LEGAL AID SERVICES (VOLAS) operating in Tanzania, he is the Geita region NGOs representative to the National Council of NGOs (NaCoNGO), a Trainer of Paralegals in Tanzania. He is a holder of Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Dar es Salaam. He has professionally worked as Legal Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E) for 2 years in one of the biggest human rights organization called MHOLA. From 2014 to date leads a human right Organization that protects the rights of vulnerable groups including Women, Youths, Children, Disabled and aged people through legal services.
As a step to fulfill his mission to Serving the community, he has attended international Training on Civil Leadership Management hosted by “Young African Leadership Initiative” (YALI East Africa) at Kenyatta University Nairobi. This training Course has widened his chance and ability to manage well Organizational functions and Community engaging Skills.
The working experiences and proven records of his achievements have deepened his chance to continue protecting the interest of the vulnerable groups in the community through legal intervention strategies.
Tryphone Bashaya is the network champion (main point of contact) for Vulnerables’ Organization for Legal Aid Services (VOLAS).

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