Crisis Resolving Centre (CRC)

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Joined July 2020

CRC has its office at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Our main work is to provide legal aid, counseling and mediation services to women and young girls in Tanzania.

Presence in: Tanzania
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Family, Gender-based violence, Livelihoods, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

The Crisis Resolving Centre (CRC) or Kituo cha Usuluhishi in Kiswahili, is a Non-Governmental Organisation which was established and registered in 2007 under the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) with the aim of promoting and protecting human rights, particularly women and children’s rights. CRC is the result of Tanzania Media Women’s Association (TAMWA’s) campaign against Gender Based Violence (GBV) and its promotion of women and children’s rights

The major strategic programme areas include: Provision of quality legal aid and counseling services to vulnerable groups including women and children; Providing shelter and protection services to vulnerable children; Subject to availability of funds to support the basic needs for quality education to vulnerable children; Engage women by empowering them economically and through an understand of their rights and awareness creation to communities for a better understanding on the importance of protecting the human rights of women and children.

Thus, the overall goal of CRC is to advocate for women and children’s rights by conducting awareness raising activities for cultural, policy and legal changes/transformation in the society. CRC is dedicated to respond to various forms of GBV by provision of legal aid, counseling, and education services to GBV survivors without gender discrimination. CRC believes in reunification and reconciliation of families and negotiation among infected and affected parties

For the past 10 years the organization has assisted more than 15,000 clients of GBV in terms of sexual harassment and abuses, among other forms of gender discrimination in more than five different regions including Singida and Dodoma in Tanzania mainland. CRC has published 315 different human rights particularly women and children’s print articles, and aired more than 47 broadcast programmes which reached the large population of Tanzania of diversity background and origin.