The TRC has been charged with the responsibility of investigating the root causes of the conflict in Liberia, amplifying historical truths and thereby undermining falsehoods that have over time assumed the status of historical truths.
The TRC is also charged with establishing an independent and accurate record of the rights violations and abuses occasioned by the conflict and setting the basis for justice and reconciliation that will foster national repentance, strike the delicate balance between accountability and forgiveness, in order to heal the land and unite the people.
Reports are downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information]
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]
The IGD is an independent South African non-governmental organisation broadly concerned with key issues in international affairs, and how these affect South Africa, southern Africa, and Africa as a whole. The IGD's activities centre on four programme areas, encompassing:
* South Africa
* The southern African region
* The global order ... [according to site editor's information]
At Nedlac, the South African Government comes together with organised business, organised labour and organised community groupings on a national level to discuss and try to reach consensus on issues of social and economic policy. This is called "social dialogue". Nedlac's aim is to make economic decision-making more inclusive, to promote the goals of economic growth and social equity. The main Government department is the Department of Labour, out of which Nedlac is funded.
A number of related documents is downloadable. ... [according to site editors information; editors ilissAfrica]
La CVJR du Togo a été créée par décret pris en Conseil des Ministres le 25 février 2009. Elle a été officiellement installée le 29 mai 2009 par le Président de la République du Togo. La CVJR est une réponse aux préoccupations de plusieurs couches sociales togolaises soucieuses de savoir quelles raisons peuvent expliquer le fait qu’autant de violences ont émaillé le développement historique du Togo, surtout en période électorale; l’installation de la CVJR répond aussi au besoin rechercher les voies et moyens susceptibles de sortir le Togo de ces cycles de violences et donner la paix du cœur aux Togolais. ... [selon les informations fourniers par l'éditeur du site]
Sash, originally published as Black Sash, is a detailed record of the activities of the Black Sash organisation: the petitions, protests, marches, vigils, press releases and Conference papers which reflect the modus operandi of their desire to bring about change in the legislation which was, in their opinion, discriminatory and the cause of untold human suffering, hardship and poverty. Issues such as the Pass Laws, migrant labour, forced removals, indefinite detention without trial, Group Areas Act, the Bantu Education Act and in later years land reform were all brought to the attention of the apathetic public in an attempt to mount pressure against the Government to bring about a change in policy. The Black Sash acted as a constant reminder to the white electorate conscience that complacency would not effect change and action was necessary. The journal reflects the detailed efforts of these women from two aspects. The first one being the practical way in which the Black Sash Advice Offices helped hundreds of Africans experiencing problems as a direct result of the unjust Pass Laws. The second aspect was contained in their well documented and researched reporting on current political situations, State legislation and the effects thereof and other issues which they felt ought to be changed. ... [according to site editor`s information]
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 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]
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]
HURISA is a non-governmental organisation which offers professional services towards the promotion of a human rights culture, peace and democracy. It works with civil society organisations, governmental institutions and vulnerable groups in South Africa and on the continent of Africa.
A number of documents is downloadable. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]