The aim of the FIDH is to obtain effective improvements in the protection of victims, the prevention of Human Rights abuse and the prosecution of those responsible. It has four priorities
* Protecting Human Rights, assisting victims,
* Mobilising the community of States,
* Supporting local NGO's capacity for action,
* Raising awareness. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering through:
- International peacemaking
- Promoting democracy
- Disease control and prevention programs, and
- Championing mental health issues.
Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, the Atlanta-based Center has helped to improve the quality of life for people in more than 70 countries.
Led by the Carters and an independent board of trustees, the Center's staff wage peace, fight disease, and build hope by both engaging with those at the highest levels of government and working side by side with poor and often forgotten people. ... [according to site editor's information]
La LDGL est une organisation régionale créée en 1993 et constituée aujourd'hui par 27 organisations membres opérant au Burundi, en RDC et au Rwanda. Son champs d'action couvre pratiquement tous les domaines d'intervention de la société civile. Son objectif principal est de "défendre et de promouvoir les droits de l'homme et les libertés fondamentales, en particulier dans les pays de la région des Grands Lacs". ... [selon les informations de l'éditeur du site; rédaction ilissAfrica]
The APT is an international NGO which envisions a world in which no one is subjected to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The APT has been leading the international campaign for the adoption, entry into force and effective implementation of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (OPCAT), an international legal instrument which seeks to open all places of detention to international and national scrutiny. The APT's multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team has expertise in training, providing legal advice, developing practical tools, facilitating exchanges and advocating for preventive measures and mechanisms.
APT has prevention activities in many African countries. ... [according to site editor's informtion; editors ilissAfrica]
CEAC is a network of NGOs and human rights institutions formed in May 2003. The objectives of the Coalition are to have full ratification of the protocol establishing the African Court by all 53 member states of the African Union (AU); to enhance transparency in the nomination and election of judges; provide a platform for sustainable civil society participation in the creation of the African Court; and provide technical support to the AU and the African Court. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The objective of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum is to assist victims of organised violence. Members are 16 Zimbabwean NGOs. The Forum works in close collaboration with its member organisations to provide legal and psycho-social services to victims of organised violence and torture and to document all human rights violations, particularly politically motivated violence. It produces regular reports on human rights violations in Zimbabwe. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The "African Charter on Human and People's Rights" (1986) provided for "mechanisms to promote and protect the rights of the African people". This gave birth to the African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies. Its activities so far have not been very far reaching. Last website update 2004. [editors ilissAfrica]
The SANGONeT NGO Portal provides a gateway to the South African NGO sector. Its four main objectives are to develop the institutional capacity of the NGO sector through the provision of information that is intended to support stronger management practises; map NGOs and their activities through PRODDER, the most comprehensive database of its kind in Africa; create a community space for civil society exchange; and promote the benefits of ICTs in support of the work of civil society. The portal provides NGOs with a mechanism to air their views, while also creating the opportunity for other stakeholders to critique and evaluate the sector. ... [according to site editor's information]
The South African Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to entrench constitutional democracy. It is committed to promoting respect for, obervance of and protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour. [according to site editor's information]