Kituo Cha Sheria (The centre for Legal Empowerment ) is a NGO dedicated to the fight for the rights of the marginalised specifically in areas of housing, Land, Labour and governance. Its mission is to empower poor and marginalised people in Kenya to effectively access justice and enjoy their human and people's rights through advocacy, networking, lobbying and legal aid (education). ... [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]
TAWLA is a NGO that serves as a forum for women lawyers for mutual support. It is committed in the promotion and protection on of women and children's right and the improvement of their general status through Legal Literacy Legal Aid Service, Advocacy, Research and professional advancement of its members. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
The Lawyers' Environmental Action Team is the first public interest environmental law organization in Tanzania. Its mission is to ensure sound natural resource management and environmental protection in Tanzania.LEAT carries out policy research, advocacy, and selected public interest litigation. Its membership largely includes lawyers concerned with environmental management and democratic governance in Tanzania. ... [according to site editor's information]
The RCK is a human rights organization whose objective is to promote refugee welfare in Kenya and in the greater East African region. In its advocacy role RCK works through its programs to educate, raise public awareness, make interventions and articulate refugee concerns, in order to encourage the development of policies that are sensitive to the vulnerable situation of refugees. It does local, regional and international networking and collaboration. ... [according to site editor's information]
The 1991 formed human rights organisation works for the
* defense of human rights through monitoring and denunciation of human rights violations,
* promotion of human rights through education in order to empower individuals to defend their rights,
* placement of human rights issues in the broader political context. [editors ilissAfrica]
The UHRC was established as an official body under the 1995 Constitution. The decision to establish a permanent body to monitor the human rights situation in the country was in recognition of Uganda's violent and turbulent history.
Annual Reports are downloadable. [editors ilissAfrica; according to site editors' information]
The 31st December Women's Movement is led by Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, the wife of Ghana's former President Jerry Rawlings. Its mission is to empower the women in all areas of human and national development so that they can always make informed choices. To bring them into the mainstream of national development, using a multi-faceted approach to reduce and finally eliminate the cycle of poverty in women and children and ultimately in communities through our aims, objectives and programme of work. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
WiLDAF is a pan-African network of NGOs and individuals who work in the area of law and development to promote and strengthen strategies which link law and development to increase women's capacity to claim and enjoy all their human rights. It brings together 500 organizations and 1200 individuals in 27 countries. The West Africa sub-regional office is located in Lomé, it covers Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
Women'sNet is a feminist organisation that works to advance gender equality and justice in South Africa through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). It provides training and facilitates content dissemination and creation that supports women, girls, and women's and gender organisations and networks to take control of their own content and ICT use.
The website is a hub for information by women, about women and gender, and has a focus on South African and African content. ... [according to site editor's information]