SALAN is a network of non-profit, non-governmental organisations in the SADC region that advocate for the rights of the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised through:
* providing legal services
* engaging in public legal education
* participating in law reform and policy change
* undertaking public interest litigation ... [according to 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]
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]
CRE-CO is a network of like-minded Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the Democracy, Governance and Human Rights sector. It is committed to a coordinated facilitation of communities to effectively and meaningfully participate in processes that safeguard constitutionalism and the rule of law. [according to site editor's information]
COVAW is a women's human rights NGO promoting women human rights through working towards a society free from all forms of violence against women. The strategies are
* Capacity building of communities on prevention and appropriate response to violence against women;
* Advocacy for policy and legal reform on women rights issues;
* Service delivery to survivors of violence against women. ... [according to site editor's information]
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 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]
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]
The LRC is an independent, client-based, non-profit public interest law clinic which uses law as an instrument of justice. It works for the development of a fully democratic society based on the principle of substantive equality, by providing free legal services for the vulnerable and marginalised, including the poor, homeless, and landless people and communities of South Africa. ... [according to site editor's information]
WARDC is a non profit civil rights organization established in the year 2000 to promote respect for human rights, gender equality, equity, rule of law, accountability and social justice in Nigeria.
WARDC has developed over the years, working to reassert pro-people budget and women emancipation at all levels of the society, protecting rights and promoting equity in gender relations through advocacy, reporting, impact litigation, research and documentation.WARDC mission is to:
·Advance education, research, self development and positive change in the society.
·Promote gender equity as a principle of human rights and a developmental goal.
·Advocate gender re - balancing in resource distribution, legal rights and political participation.
·Promote gender justice and the achievement of equality in policies, laws and social relations.
·Contribute positively to the achievement of good governance, transparency, accountability and people friendly legal system in Nigeria....