The website "Laenderkontakte.de" (country contacts) was created in 2004 on the basis of the publication "Handbuch für deutsch-internationale Beziehungen" (Handbook of German-International Relations), 1997. It is continuously updated and up to now has more than 40,000 entries (July 2011). The website is a directory of German and foreign agencies, liaison offices, information centres and the like in the field of politics, foreign trade, banks, cultural exchange, media, development cooperation, humanitarian aid, science and research, and tourism. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
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 "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]
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]
"The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy has developed the program “Experience Africa” to promote social and economic development within Africa, and to strengthen relations between cultural groups and nation states on the continent. At the global level, the program works to promote stronger political, economic, and cultural links between Africa and other regions.The program pursues these goals by bringing together stakeholders from across Africa and the wider international community to discuss and explore salient issues, and to establish sustainable networks of likeminded individuals. Such stakeholders are brought together through regular academic study tours, as part of our young leaders forum “Cultural Diplomacy in Africa: A Forum for Young Leaders”, as well as through ongoing conferences and academic events. The program will also contribute a diverse range of academic research that is made available to the general public online." ... [according to site editor’s information]
The objective of the Centre is to promote South-South civil society cooperation on trade and development and create long-term capacity of civil society representatives to address the issues of equity and accountability. The Centre has been entrusted with the responsibility to consolidate and expand activities of the organisation on south-south civil society co-operation in the areas of trade, economics and environment. ... [according to site editor's information]
HURINET-U is a network of human rights organizations in Uganda. It contributes towards a society free of human rights violations and abuse by building the capacity of our membership to advance the human rights agenda in Uganda, as well as undertakes collective human rights advocacy at national, regional and international level.
HURINET-U currently has three programmes: (i) Capacity Building and Network Development; (ii) Advocacy, Information Exchange and Research; and (iii) the Human rights Fund. ... [according to site editors' information; editors ilissAfrica]
ASAP is a nonprofit organisation working to promote freedom, development and growth in southern Africa with the current focus in Zimbabwe. The aim is to restore basic freedoms in Zimbabwe and to build partnerships and networked coalitions both in the international community and regionally in southern Africa - as well as links between them. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]