AWCFS is a Nairobi-based media organisation with an African regional outlook. AWCFS has been active in training journalists and other media practitioners as well as NGOs in the region in the area of gender, media and development. It promotes equal gender development through media and research. [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]
WLSA is an action-oriented research organization working in Malawi, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with a regional office in Lusaka, Zambia. The development objective of WLSA is to improve the legal status of women in Southern Africa. This is done through:
* Developing the research skills of women's law researchers in the network countries;
* Conducting research on gender issues in Southern Africa, particularly those related to legal rights;
* Providing information on gender and the law and influencing policy and law reform in each country;
* Networking and exchanging information between the seven countries;
* Conducting training and planning seminars on research and producing materials in the seven countries;
* Exploring and developing new methodologies and new perspectives for the study of gender and the law in the seven countries;
* Co-operating and liaising with other organisations in each country, in the region and internationally which are interested in issues relevant to women and law. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
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....
The GBV Prevention Network website is a virtual community for member organizations in the Horn, East and Southern Africa working to prevent gender-based violence (GBV). It is a resource for activists and practitioners in Africa and beyond. The site offers member profiles and a database of regional program approaches, communication materials, publications, reports, tools and resources. ... [according to site editor's information]
Gender and Development Action (GADA) is a non-profit NGO committed to gender equality and pursuit of sustainable development and social justice in Nigeria. Its work promotes greater understanding and proactive responses to gender and development issues through research, information documentation and dissemination, training, consultation, dialogue, advocacy and mobilization. ... [according to site editor's information]
The Women, Law and Development Centre Nigeria is a NGO with the mission to empower women to have self-esteem to actualize their rights in all spheres of society and thus become agents of change on their own behalf. WLDCN runs different related programmes and projects. [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
On 18 December 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It entered into force as an international treaty on 3 September 1981 after the twentieth country had ratified it. By the tenth anniversary of the Convention in 1989, almost one hundred nations have agreed to be bound by its provisions. The Convention was the culmination of more than thirty years of work by the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, a body established in 1946 to monitor the situation of women and to promote women's rights. The Commission's work has been instrumental in bringing to light all the areas in which women are denied equality with men.These efforts for the advancement of women have resulted in several declarations and conventions, of which the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is the central and most comprehensive document. ... [Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women ]
ELENA NGO is made up of a small group of women of various educational backgrounds, professions, ethnic groups and cultures. It works against a society that imposes physical, economic, racial, ideological, moral and psychological violence against women. The mission is to empower women towards self dependence and sustainability. ELENA runs a multi-purpose skills development centre for women, handicapped, and teenage girls. In this centre, afflicted women/teenage girls acquire basic skills such as type writing, handicraft, business management, computer literacy, etc. for life for a token contribution. ... [according to site editor's information]
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]