Fahamu (meaning 'understanding' or 'consciousness' in Kiswahili) is a Global Support Fund of the Tides Foundation. It supports the struggle for human rights and social justice in Africa by:
* Supporting social justice advocacy through the innovative use of information and communication technologies
* Stimulating debate, discussion and analysis
* Distributing news and information
* Developing training materials and running distance-learning courses ... [according to site editor's information]
Mit dem "Übereinkommen zur Beseitigung jeder Form von Diskriminierung der Frau" (Resolution der Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen vom 18.12.1979) wurde erstmals ein umfassender, internationaler Menschenrechtsvertrag geschaffen, der die Diskriminierung von Frauen in allen Lebensbereichen verbietet und die Staaten zu einer Vielzahl von Maßnahmen auffordert, um die rechtliche und tatsächliche Gleichstellung herzustellen. Das Übereinkommen trat am 3. September 1981 in Kraft. ... [Redaktion ViFaRecht]
Gender and Development Action (GADA) is a non-profit NGO committed to gender equality and pursuit of sustainable development and social justice in Nigeria. Its work promotes greater understanding and proactive responses to gender and development issues through research, information documentation and dissemination, training, consultation, dialogue, advocacy and mobilization. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Women, Law and Development Centre Nigeria is a NGO with the mission to empower women to have self-esteem to actualize their rights in all spheres of society and thus become agents of change on their own behalf. WLDCN runs different related programmes and projects. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The DEC is a NGO in Enugu, Nigeria. It describes itself as "one of the leading NGOs and a model as far as women education, empowerment and microcredit is concerned in the South-East geographical zone of Nigeria, with branch offices in most of the towns in the zone, where it has women self help groups numbering 500." The principal aims of DEC include helping women to help themselves towards self-reliance, bring about social justice, peace and development. To stimulate women in rural areas, as well as the urban poor to act for positive change in their situations through self help initiatives. To initiate, encourage and strengthen leadership in her self help groups through capacity building programmes. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
ICJ Kenya is a National Section of the International Commission of Jurists. Its mandate is to work for the promotion and protection of the rule of law, human rights and democracy.
Some reports are downloadable. [editors ilissAfrica]
The Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI) is a non-profit organisation providing professional and dedicated socio-economic rights assistance to individuals, communities and social movements in South Africa. SERI conducts applied research, engages with government, advocates for policy and legal reform, facilitates civil society coordination and mobilisation, conducts popular education and training, and litigates in the public interest. Thematic areas are: housing and evictions, access to basic services, and political space. ... [according to site editor's information]
The LEDAP is a NGO of lawyers and other law professionals working together on a shared commitment to justice, the rule of law and human dignity in Nigeria. Its mission is to create sustainable capacity in the civil society for the legal protection of human rights and public interest casework thereby improving the regime of good governance, the rule of law and administration of justice in Nigeria. ... [according to site editor's information]
AWCFS is a Nairobi-based media organisation with an African regional outlook. AWCFS has been active in training journalists and other media practitioners as well as NGOs in the region in the area of gender, media and development. It promotes equal gender development through media and research. [according to site editor's information]
Gender Links is a NGO working across 13 countries. It is committed to a Southern Africa in which women and men are able to participate equally in all aspects of public and private life. GL aims to:
* Promote gender equality in and through the media and in all areas of governance.
* Conduct effective campaigns for ending gender violence, HIV and AIDS.
* Build the capacity of women and men to engage critically in democratic processes that advance equality and justice. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]