The project seeks to strengthen the campaigning and organizational capacities of human rights organisations in Southern Africa using a mixture of regional workshops and computer- and Internet-based distance learning methods. Training courses will be developed on investigation of human rights violations; monitoring and reporting (criminal proceedings, elections etc); making representations to domestic, regional and international bodies; campaigning and advocacy; organisational management and leadership; financial management and fund-raising; and use of the internet for research and advocacy. Training modules will be developed in conjunction with national, regional and international experts and produced in electronic form for dissemination within the region.
Africa Action works for a positive US policy towards Africa and supports human rights, democracy, and development. Specific programs include health, women�s rights, and landmines.
110 Maryland Ave. NE #508
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 546-7961
Fax: (202) 546-1545
50 Broad Street #1701
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 785-1024
Fax: (212) 785-1078
Email: apic [at] igc [dot] org and africafund [at] igc [dot] org
Africare’s self-help programs assist Africans in the broad areas of food, water, the environment, health, private-sector development, governance and emergency humanitarian aid.
440 R St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Email: development [at] africare [dot] org and africare [at] africare [dot] org
AIDS Law Project
Housed at Witwatersand University Centre for Applied Legal Studies, the ALP researches many of the difficult social, legal and human rights issues around AIDS. This research is then used to develop law, policies and “”best practice”” recommendations on questions such as AIDS and employment, AIDS and pregnancy, AIDS and development, AIDS and women.
Aids Law Project
Centre for Applied Legal Studies
University of the Witwatersand
Phone: 27 11 403 6918
Email: 125ma3he [at] solon [dot] law [dot] wits [dot] ac [dot] za
Alliances for Africa
Alliances for Africa (AfA) is an African non-governmental peace, human rights and development organisation. Through strategic partnerships with local, national and regional organisations, AfA undertakes programmes to enhance or reconstruct the interface between civil and political rights and economic and social rights. Initiatives are designed to build capacity and strategic alliances among local, national, regional and international human rights, peace and development agencies, promoting South to South and South to North interaction at manifold levels.
Alliances for Africa
Plot 12 – House B
Hannat Balogun Street
Dolphin Estate Extension
Tel: +234 (1) 685549/2672578
Fax: +234 (1) 683095
Arab Organization for Human Rights
The Arab Organization for Human Rights lists its aims as follows: 1) to call for respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms of all citizens and residents of the Arab world; 2) to defend any individual whose human rights are subjected to violations which are contrary to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; 3) to endeavor, regardless of political considerations, to obtain release of detained or imprisoned persons, seeking relief and assistance for persons whose freedom is restricted in any way or who are subject to coercion of any kind because of their beliefs and political convictions, or for reasons of race, sex, color, or language; 4) to protest in cases where a fair trial is not guaranteed; 5) to provide legal assistance where necessary and possible; 6) to call for improvements in conditions of prisoners of conscience; and 7) to work for the amnesty of persons sentenced for political reasons. Region: Middle East.
17 Midan Aswan
Phone: (20) 3466582
Fax: (20) 3448166
P.O. Box 82
CH-1211 Gen�ve 28
Website: http://aohr.org/ The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
(CIHRS) is a regional research center specialized in the field of human rights. It was established in 1994. The CIHRS enjoys a special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It also has an observatory status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The CIHRS is also a member to the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) and the Human Rights Education Network.
P.O. Box 117 (Maglis el- Shaab)
Tel: 7951112 – 7946065
Email: cihrs [at] soficom [dot] com [dot] eg and webmaster [at] cihrs [dot] com
Constituency for Africa
Our mission is to mobilize and foster increased cooperation and coordination among a broad based coalition of American, African, and international organizations, institutions, and individuals committed to the progress and empowerment of Africa and African peoples.
2400 N St. NW #510
Washington, DC 20037
Equality Now was founded in 1992 to work for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. Working with national human rights organizations and individual activists, Equality Now documents violence and discrimination against women and adds an international action overlay to support their efforts to advance equality rights and defend individual women who are suffering abuse. Through its Women�s Action Network, Equality Now distributes information about these human rights violations to concerned groups and individuals around the world, along with recommended actions for publicizing and protesting them. The Women�s Action Network is committed to voicing a worldwide call for justice and equality for women. Issues of urgent concern to Equality Now include rape, domestic violence, reproductive rights, trafficking of women, female genital mutilation, and equal access to economic opportunity and political participation.
Africa Regional Office
P.O. Box 2018
Email: info [at] equalitynow [dot] org
Global Alliance for Africa
The alliance adopts a unique, grassroots approach to the many serious problems faced by health care workers on the African continent.
Human Rights Watch/Africa
Human Rights Watch is the largest human rights organization based in the United States. Human Rights Watch researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world. Human Rights Watch then publishes those findings in dozens of books and reports every year, generating extensive coverage in local and international media.
Institute for the African Child
The children of Africa are the interdisciplinary focus of the Institute for the African Child at Ohio University. We seek to promote research, teaching, and service that consider children in the process of the African continent�s socio-economic development. Children are Africa�s most marginalized population group and a resource in need of the world�s attention.
Burson House, 56 E. Union St.
Athens, OH 45701
The Institute for Human Rights and Development
The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa is a non-profit, non-governmental pan-African organisation headquartered in the Gambia. The Institute is committed to contributing to the development of the African human rights system through its programme activities. We are dedicated to making the human rights treaties of the African Union as effective as possible. The Institute works to strengthen the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights with whom it has observer status.
Plot #902, Coastal Highway, Brusubi
P.O. Box 1896, Banjul, The Gambia
Tel: +220 962 280, 954 131
Fax: +220 494 178
Email: info [at] africaninstitute [dot] org
The Integrated Social Development Centre
The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) is a non-profit organisation in Ghana committed to the promotion of human rights (especially social and economic rights) and social justice for all, especially those suffering marginalisation, injustice and powerlessness. Our philosophy is that “every human life matters just as much as any other” and we believe in a life of dignity for all. Our mission is to “work for sustainable human development through empowering the poor, women and other marginalised groups.” Our empowerment activities are grounded in the belief that there are rights to global citizenship arising from the essential value of human dignity and freedom. The exercise of human rights facilitates the realisation of the right to development by helping to ensure that governments protect, and fulfill the aspirations of their citizens.
21st Century African Youth Movement
The 21st Century African Youth Movement is the leading organization linking up the youth of Africa and youth of African descent in the Diaspora. We are advocates for a �Culture of peace in Africa� and encourage all African youth to come together and work for the good of their respective countries in order to build stronger nations for an eventual African Unity. We are also advocates for an effective and full participation of youth in the affairs of their communities and in decision-making.
21st Century African Youth Movement
P.O. Box 8582
Madison, WI 53708
Email: african2000 [at] email [dot] msn [dot] com
Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF)
A Pan-African non-governmental, non profit making organisation bringing together organisations and individuals using a variety of tools, including law, to promote a culture for the exercise and respect for women’s rights in Africa.