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]
Aims and objectives of MEWATA are inter alia
* To provide organizational means for medical women to come together as a professional body and to project its outlook and image in the interests of the Society.
* To promote interest of medical women in different parts of the country and to foster friendship, professional communication and understanding amongst them.
* To encourage and provide opportunities for medical women to identify health problems of the communities they serve and utilize their skills and training in solving or alleviating such problems. ... [according to site editor's information]
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]
SWAA is a pan-African women's organization dedicated to women and their families in the fight against HIV/AIDS. SWAA's mission is to advocate on behalf of women, children and families in the fight against HIV/AIDS. SWAA mobilizes communities by strengthening capacity to prevent, control, and mitigate the impact of the epidemic. SWAA is a network of 40 grassroots country offices. ... [according to site editor's information]
FEMNET was set up to share experiences, information and strategies among African women's NGOs through advocacy, training and communications so as to advance African women's development, equality and other human rights. FEMNET aims to strengthen the role and contribution of African NGOs focusing on women's development, equality and other human rights. It also aims to provide a channel through which these NGOs can reach one another and share experiences, information and strategies to as to improve their work on African women's development, equality and other human rights. ... [according to site editor's information]
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]
Gender Links is a NGO working across 13 countries. It is committed to a Southern Africa in which women and men are able to participate equally in all aspects of public and private life. GL aims to:
* Promote gender equality in and through the media and in all areas of governance.
* Conduct effective campaigns for ending gender violence, HIV and AIDS.
* Build the capacity of women and men to engage critically in democratic processes that advance equality and justice. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
AAWORD is a pan-African non-governmental organization based in Dakar, Senegal. AAWORD undertakes and supports research and training and advocacy with the intention of promoting the economic, political and social rights of African women. AAWORD has 18 national chapters, with 16 in Africa, one in Europe and one for African women living in the Americas. The association is made up by researchers, trainers, sociologists, anthropologists, historians, and experts in natural sciences, not to mention advocacy specialists in economics, education, political science, and communication. ... [according to site editor's information; editors ilissAfrica]
WiLDAF is a network of African NGOs and individuals based in Africa who are using the law as a strategic tool to promote and protect women's rights. The network now comprises about 500 organisations and 1200 individuals in 27 African countries. The main aim of WiLDAF is to ensure women are aware of and fully utilise their rights for self and societal development. ... [according to site editor's information]
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]