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The links below will connect you with sister NGOs and churches as well as government agencies, international institutions, and other groups with a role or interest in Africa. They are arranged alphabetically grouped by issues: Africa GeneralAfrica's Image in the WorldAIDSAngolaEcologyEconomic JusticeGenderGovernmentHuman RightsMediaPeaceReligious and Faith GroupsResource ExtractionSocial ChangeSudanYouth, Children and Education, and Zimbabwe.

There is also an alphabetical listing of the links page.

Africa General

  • Africa News Update
    THE NORWEGIAN COUNCIL FOR AFRICA is a solidarity organisation that sees spreading knowledge through information as its most important contribution in the struggle for justice and development in and for Africa.
  • Africa Renewal
    The Africa Renewal information programme, produced by the Africa Section of the United Nations Department of Public Information, provides up-to-date information and analysis of the major economic and development challenges facing Africa today
  • Africa Unchained
    This blog is a platform for analysing and contributing to the issues and solutions raised by George Ayittey's latest book 'Africa Unchained'.
  • African Agenda
    African Agenda is a bi-monthly magazine published by Third World Network Africa, reflecting their concerns and campaigns around issues of economic policy, sustainable development, trade and investment, gender, environment, politics, culture and civil society. African Agenda provides cutting-edge analysis on economic and social issues.
  • African Union
    The African Union was conceived out of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)in Sept.1999 and came into being on July 3rd 2002. Its goal: accelerating the process of integration in the continent to enable it to play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing multifaceted social, economic and political problems compounded as they are by certain negative aspects of globalisation. Some key documents: Lagos Plan of Action (1980); The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights (Nairobi 1981);OAU Declaration on the Political and Socio-Economic Situation in Africa 1990): The Charter on Popular Participation (1990); Constitutive Act of the African Union .
  • African Women's Development and Communication Network, The (FEMNET)
    The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) was set up in 1988 to share experiences, information and strategies among African women's non-governmental organisations through advocacy, training and communications so as to advance African women's development, equality and other human rights.
  • Afrika Centre
    A community centre opened in 1988 by the Society of the Missionaries of Africa, now has 250 Canadian members. The centre helps Africans in Montreal to meet together and get better known by the local population. It links with many associations and participates in initiatives aimed at favouring the integration of Africans in society.
  • ArmsNetAfrica (ANA)
    ANA is a web portal that presents a variety of resources, documents, events and links on armed violence (and its reduction), arms proliferation, arms control and disarmament in Africa. ANA aims firstly to be a reference tool for policy makers, researchers, journalists and civil society activists working on the above issues. Secondly, to inform the discussion and debate on issues related to arms and armed violence in Africa. ANA is an initiative of the Arms Management Programme (AMP) of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).
  • Caritas Zambia
    Caritas Zambia (formerly known as Catholic Centre for Justice Development and Peace (CCJDP)), oversees the implementation of programmes and projects for integral development at National and Diocesan levels. The projects are in the areas of lobbying and advocacy, human rights, development education, food security, health, education and poverty reduction.
  • GRAIN - Farmland grab
    GRAIN supports small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems. This new website offers a comprehensive information tool on the global land grab for outsourced food production as a strategy to secure basic food supplies, or simply to get rich.
  • Institute for Security Studies
    The ISS is a regional strategic studies think-tank located in South Africa that engages on peace and security issues in Africa.
  • International Crisis Group
    Political analysis of African crises with policy or action recommendations. (Crisiswatch is a monthly newsletter)
  • Legalbrief Africa
    Legalbrief Africa is a weekly electronic newsletter that delivers a succinct account of important, useful legal news for jurists across Africa and around the world. African lawyers need quicker access to more and better information and in today's global environment it is essential that lawyers elsewhere stay in touch with events in Africa. Legalbrief Africa delivers on these needs. The news service is supported by the International Bar Association and in the words of the IBA: "Legalbrief Africa exists to build an information and support network for jurists within Africa and to raise worldwide awareness of African legal issues."
  • Nharo
    Our name honours the Nharo San, Kalahari Bushmen from Botswana. In direct connection with African craftspeople, we bring works that represent the cultures of the tribal people of Africa to North America.
  • One World Trust
    The One World Trust was formed to promote a greater sense of world community. The Trust believes that sustainable world peace, prosperity and justice will only be achieved when individuals see themselves as world citizens as well as citizens of their own nations.
  • Pan African Visions
    PAV is a forum for analyses, debates, criticisms and ideas to showcase the genius that lies within the African mindset. It will complement existing publications to focus more attention on that which is positive about Africa and her capabilities and potentials.
  • rabble.ca
    rabble.ca features some of the best progressive writers in Canada. We post original news stories, in-depth features, provocative interviews, commentaries and more, and some of the few progressive voices in mainstream media; also we reprint articles from other alternative publications. Download "the Pulse: the Africa podcast" produced by Africafiles at http://www.rabble.ca/rpn/afr
  • Stolten's African Studies Resources
    This website contains a range of manuscripts, articles, databases, teaching notes, etc., mainly dealing with South African history and social science, compiled on the blog of Hans Erik Stolten.
  • Swisspeace
    The latest Swisspeace news, programs and projects on peace & conflict research and peacebuilding activities. The new media portal provides journalists with relevant information. The FAST Update, short and concise, covering a period of two months focuses on trends in conflict and development cooperation. Extensive links to peace groups.
  • TransAfrica Forum
    TransAfrica Forum serves as a major research, educational, and organizing institution for the African-American community offering constructive analyses of issues concerning U.S. policy as it affects Africa and the Diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America.
  • Truth and Reconciliation Commission
    Has the full-text of the 5-vol. Final Report, background documents, photos of the 17 commissioners, press releases from Nov. 30, 1995 to date, wire stories from the South African Press Assoc. (SAPA) from April 22, 1996 to date. One can register to receive their updates by e-mail. Has submissions from political parties, transcripts concerning Stephen Biko, Ahmed Timol, Amy Biehl, the Mandela United Football Club, and others. Hosted by the South Africa Dept. of Justice and Constitutional Development.

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Africa's Image in the World

  • All Africa Conference of Churches
    A continental ecumenical body established as a fellowship of Christian Churches with mandate for church development, social and political action on continental issues.
  • Behind the Mask
    E-magazine on Lesbian and Gay issues in Africa. News on human rights issues in each country. Arts and culture section (poetry, photography, stories, sports, travel, etc.), women's section, picture gallery. Based in South Africa.
  • Pambazuka News
    A weekly electronic newsletter covering news, commentary, and analysis, and a range of other resources on human rights and development in Africa. (extensive coverage 20 different sections, weekly bulletin, links to alternate sources)
  • rabble.ca
    rabble.ca features some of the best progressive writers in Canada. We post original news stories, in-depth features, provocative interviews, commentaries and more, and some of the few progressive voices in mainstream media; also we reprint articles from other alternative publications. Download "the Pulse: the Africa podcast" produced by Africafiles at http://www.rabble.ca/rpn/afr
  • ResearchTour Cameroon (RTC)
    RTC is a company that provides research assistance to academic researchers, helps organise educational conferences and has collected field (primary) data for over 12 international research projects. A majority of those research projects have been in the area of environmental conservation and sustainable development. RTC arranges tours for tourists with ecological or cultural interests in Cameroon.

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AIDS

  • Stephen Lewis Foundation
    The Foundation funds grassroots, community-based projects in Africa which support associations of people living with HIV/AIDS, provide care at the community level to women who are dying and assist orphans and other AIDS-affected children, in every possible way.
  • Treatment Action Campaign
    umbrella activist/advocacy group in South Africa for better treatment for AIDS victims, especially Retroviral drugs

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Angola

  • Angola Peace Monitor by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA)
    The Monitor is a monthly newsletter on mainly the political and economic developments in Angola. Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) campaigns with the people of Southern Africa as they strive to build a better future. Working for peace, democracy and development across the region, ACTSA is the successor organisation to the Anti-Apartheid Movement.
  • ANGONET (Angola's Humanitarian Network)
    A project supported by Development Workshop, that aims to increase the capacity of non-profit, civic and development organisations working within the context of Angola's humanitarian crisis, through improved communications and information exchange. (Has links to most Angolan NGO’s, and their international partners.)
  • Development Workshop
    Development Workshop (DW) is a non-profit organisation working to improve settlements and livelihoods of the poor in less-developed communities. We have worked in Angola since 1981, for many years as the only NGO in the country. We participated in the first integrated squatter-upgrading program , and have been instrumental in building the capacity of Angolan civil society partners during the crucial years since 1991. With the end of the war, we have been uniquely positioned as a “development organisation” to meet the new needs of transition and re-construction.
  • Jubilee 2000 Angola
    Jubilee 2000 Angola is a platform for civil society organisations to promote and defend the economic and social rights of Angolan citizens.

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Ecology

  • Global Village Cameroon
    GVC is a non-governmental organisation, created in 1996 devoted to the protection of the environment and ensuring sustainable development. (Energy, NEPAD)
  • The Tao of Liberation
    is a search for this path toward a future where meaning, hope, and beauty can truly flourish and the wisdom needed to effect profound transformations in our world. Mark Hathaway and Leonardo Boff describe this wisdom using the ancient Chinese word Tao - a way or path leading to harmony, peace, and right relationship - or as the wisdom that lies at the very heart of the flowing structure of the universe, encapsulating the essence of its purpose.

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Economic Justice

  • ActionAid-Nederland
    Formerly known as Niza, ActionAid has its head office in Johannesburg with numerous country offices. ActionAid-Netherlands is active in 8 African countries where they work side by side with local populations for the right to land and food, fair mining and to counter tax evasion.
  • Africa Faith and Justice Network
    The Africa Faith and Justice Network, inspired by the Gospel and informed by Catholic Social Teaching, educates and advocates for just relations with Africa.Based in Washington DC. USA.
  • Africa Focus
    AfricaFocus Bulletin is an independent publication edited and produced by William Minter. Its website features high-quality analysis and progressive advocacy on African issues, with particular attention to priority issues affecting the entire continent.
  • Africa-Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN)
    The Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN) is a faith-based international network present in Africa and in Europe. It promotes fair economic relations between Africa and Europe. The AEFJN Antennae (national groups) create awareness among Christians and religious, do advocacy and lobby towards the national governments, on issues relevant to Africa.
  • Afrol.com - Environment
    Current news reports on environmental issues in Africa. Afrol.com, a news source about Africa, is based in Oslo, Norway.
  • Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC)
    'An NGO focusing on problems of debt, international trade, finance and macroeconomic policy. Developing alternative policies that can address the problems of poverty, unemployment and social inequality.' Based in Cape Town South Africa)
  • Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace
    The official international development agency of the Canadian Catholic Church mandated to fight poverty in developing countries and to promote greater international justice and to support initiatives by Third World people to take control of their lives and to educate Canadians about North-South issues. (Biopiracy, Congo)
  • Conserve Africa Group International
    Conserve Africa Group International is an independent non-profit international environmental organisation set up by a network of NGOs, public institutions and individuals in Africa and in the North, to promote and implement sustainable development practices, policies and strategies in Africa through dissemination of information, training, education, research, advocacy and campaigning. UK based.
  • Economic Justice Network of the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa.
    The Mission of the Network is to strengthen the commitment of the church in its advocacy work on economic justice and in acting as a catalyst for engaging people in the promotion of just economic and social structures. The Network will establish mechanisms to bring the experience and concerns of the marginalised and the poor people to the agenda of the church and society.
  • Eldis
    A gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to wide range of high quality online resources (sponsored by 4 European governments).
  • ENDA tiers-monde
    Enda Tiers Monde, organisation internationale a caractere associatif, travaille dans la lutte contre la pauvrete, pour le developpement durable , la preservation de l’environment, et la promotion de la citoyennete. Base au Senegal.
  • Group for Environmental Monitoring (GEM)
    GEM is an NGO with a strong social justice commitment to the environmental sphere of society's relations with an impact upon the natural resource base. South Africa.
  • Groupe de recherche pour une stratégie économique alternative (GRESEA ASBL)
    Le GRESEA asbl est né en 1978 de la rencontre de responsables d’organisations non gouvernementales de développement, de syndicalistes et d’universitaires. Axée sur l’économie internationale, sa recherche a porté notamment sur les filières de production, sur les nouvelles technologies de l’information, sur la dette du Tiers-Monde, ou encore sur l’émergence des marchés communs régionaux. Au cours des dernières années, le GRESEA s’est en particulier attaché aux logiques qui guident les entreprises transnationales, à la bulle financière, aux institutions financières internationales, ainsi qu’aux résistances à la mondialisation.
  • Halifax Initiative
    The Halifax Initiative is a Canadian coalition of development, environment, faith-based, human rights and labour groups formed to fundamentally transform the international financial system and its institutions, (WB and IMF)and export credit agencies. We hope to achieve poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and the full realization of human rights.
  • Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection - Zambia
    The Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection is a research, education and advocacy team that promotes study and action on issues linking Christian Faith and social justice in Zambia and Malawi.
  • Jubilee South
    An umbrella group for numerous southern Jubilee-type movements, it campaigns for 100% debt-cancellation
  • KAIROS - Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
    An ecumenical partnership bringing together the Aboriginal Rights Coalition, the Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice, Inter-Church Action for Development, Relief and Justice, the Inter-Church Coalition on Africa, , the Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility and TEN DAYS for Global Justice.(Focus on Great Lakes, Sudan, Free Trade, Debt. Climate change)
  • Namibia Economist, The
    The Namibia Economist enjoys wide popularity as a weekly specialist business publication. In the local market it is firmly entrenched as the leading public source of business intelligence. The newspaper's motto: "Custodian of Business Intelligence."
  • ResearchTour Cameroon (RTC)
    RTC is a company that provides research assistance to academic researchers, helps organise educational conferences and has collected field (primary) data for over 12 international research projects. A majority of those research projects have been in the area of environmental conservation and sustainable development. RTC arranges tours for tourists with ecological or cultural interests in Cameroon.
  • Social Justice Committee
    Our mission is to analyze the underlying structural and global causes of poverty, human rights violations and other social injustices, and contribute to informed popular participation in order to eliminate these injustices. Based in Montreal, Canada
  • Southern Africa Environment Project
    We promote sustainable development in Southern Africa through environmental education, capacity building, advocacy, electronic publishing, leadership, development, internships, research and eco-tourism.
  • Southern Africa Research and Documentation Centre (SARDC)
    An independent regional information resource centre which seeks to enhance the effectiveness of key development processes in the SADC region through the collection, production and dissemination of information, and enabling the capacity to generate and use information about economic, political, cultural and social development issues.
  • Third World Network
    An independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues. Its objectives are to conduct research on economic, trade, social and environmental issues pertaining to the South; to publish books and magazines; to organize and participate in seminars; and to provide a platform representing broadly Southern interests and perspectives at international for a such as the UN conferences and processes.
  • Third World Network Africa
    TWN Africa is a Non Governmental Organisation which carries out Research and Advocacy on issues of social and economic policy that advances the needs and interests of peoples of African and other third world countries (especially marginalized social groups), a fair distribution of world's resources, and forms of development which are sustainable and fulfill human needs.
  • Transparency International South Africa (TISA)
    TISA was launched in 1997 as an autonomous South African NGO, solely committed to address the issues of corruption, governance and ethics. TISA is developing extensive networks with different organisations and institutions in the public sector, the private sector and in particular in civil society in South Africa.
  • West Africa Network on Debt and Development
    A regional network coordinating West African NGOs/civil society organizations working on debt, structural adjustment policy and the monitoring of international financial institutions within and outside the region.

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Gender

  • African Women's Development and Communication Network, The (FEMNET)
    The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) was set up in 1988 to share experiences, information and strategies among African women's non-governmental organisations (NGOs) through advocacy, training and communications so as to advance African women's development, equality and other human rights.
  • African Women's Economic Policy Network (AWEPON)
    AWEPON works towards attaining Women's empowerment and economic justice through research, economic policy analysis, literacy, lobby and advocacy with a gender and and Human Rights perspective.
  • Agenda
    Agenda is a feminist project in South Africa committed to giving women a forum, a voice and skills to articulate their needs and interests towards transforming unequal gender relations.
  • Association for Women's Rights in Development, The
    The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights.
  • BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights
    BAOBAB For Women's Human Rights is a not for profit, non-governmental women's human rights organization, which focuses on women's legal rights issues under the three (3) systems of law - customary, statutory and religious laws in Nigeria.
  • Behind the Mask
    E-magazine on Lesbian and Gay issues in Africa. News on human rights issues in each country. Arts and culture section (poetry, photography, stories, sports, travel, etc.), women's section, picture gallery. Based in South Africa.
  • Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)
    FAWE works at continental, national and local levels, together with its partners, to create positive societal attitudes, policies and practices that promote equity for girls in terms of access, retention, performance and quality, through influencing the transformation of educational systems in Africa.
  • Huairou Commission
    The Commission is a global coalition of networks, institutions and individual professionals that links grassroots women’s community development organizations to partners. The networks seek access to resources, information sharing and political space. It also links development professionals to on-the-ground practice. The network currently focuses its joint efforts on five campaigns: Governance, AIDS, Disaster, Land and Housing and Peace Building.
  • International Women's Tribune Centre, The
    The International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC) is an international non-governmental organization established in l976 following the United Nations International Women's Year World Conference in Mexico City.
  • Isis-Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WICCE)
    Isis-Women's International Cross Cultural Exchange is a global women's organisation in Africa that exists to promote justice and empowerment of women in armed conflict and post conflict situations, with a focus on women's human rights and their participation in peace building. Its emphasis is documentation of the violations of women's rights, and facilitating the exchange of skills and information to strengthen women's capacities.
  • Sister Namibia
    We challenge structures and stereotypes that oppress and divide women through our bi-monthly magazine "Sister Namibia," and a weekly community radio show; we disseminate information through our resource center; and offer a gender education programme in schools. We are also involved in advocacy of issues important to women.
  • Women in Development: Southern Africa Awareness (WIDSAA)
    Regional in focus and action-oriented, SARDC WIDSAA aims to be a catalyst and service to the region’s governments, NGOs and agencies, parliaments, the media and the public in formulation of policy affecting women. SARDC WIDSAA works with the SADC Gender Unit and a network of national partners in the 14 SADC member states, and with the SADC Parliamentary Forum on an integrated plan of activities including workshops, seminars and publications for Engendering SADC Parliaments
  • Women Peacemakers Program - Africa Regional Desk (WANEP-IFOR/WPP)
    The WPP Africa Regional Office was opened in Ghana in June 2007, and is currently hosted by the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), an Affiliate of IFOR (International Fellowship of Reconciliation), in order to increase the capacity of women through active nonviolence to promote a culture of peace throughout the world.
  • Women’s Dignity Project (WPD)
    The Women's Dignity Project (WDP) was established to prevent and manage obstetric fistula, enhance the dignity and rights of those living with fistula, and promote gender and health equity. We mobilize action to address fistula and advocate for the health and rights of the poor, within a human rights framework.

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Government

  • United Nations
    Mandated to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends.

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Human Rights

  • Africa Faith and Justice Network
    The Africa Faith and Justice Network, inspired by the Gospel and informed by Catholic Social Teaching, educates and advocates for just relations with Africa. Based in Washington.DC
  • African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies
    A pan-African, independent international NGO established in 1989 to support the OAU African Charter on Human and People's Rights. Has full text documents, publishes the African Human Rights Newsletter, civic education posters, reports, etc. Based in The Gambia.
  • African Human Rights Resource Center
    A joint project of the Makerere Human Rights and Peace Center and the Univ. of Minnesota Human Rights Center. Includes the full text of the OAU African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (OAU, 1981) and of the U.N. Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, a bibliography of books and journal articles, numerous cases of human rights violations brought before the Human Rights Committee, the full text of a report on African human rights NGOs reflecting the situation between November 1993 and March 1994, documents on children, refugees, inter-African relations, academic freedom, intellectual freedom.
  • AfriMAP
    The Africa Governance, Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP) aims to monitor and promote compliance by African states with the requirements of good governance, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Afrimap.org is the website of the Open Society Institute’s Africa Governance, Monitoring and Advocacy Project.
  • AfriMAP
    The Africa Governance, Monitoring and Advocacy Project (AfriMAP) aims to monitor and promote compliance by African states with the requirements of good governance, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Afrimap.org is the website of the Open Society Institute’s Africa Governance, Monitoring and Advocacy Project.
  • Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development
    ACORD is a genuinely international Africa-led alliance of groups and individuals addressing aspects of rights and social justice that underlie the poverty of those on the fringes of African societies
  • ASADHO
    12 avenue de la Paix- Appartement 18, BP 16737 Kinshasa 1, Republic of Congo : (243-12) 21.174 (243-12) 21 653 African Association for the Defense of Human Rights in Congo/Kinshasa - ASADHO COMITE DROITS DE L'HOMME MAINTENANT! Forme en concertation des association de défense des droits de societe civile. Une table ronde
  • Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR) (now Progressio)
    An international charity working for justice and the eradication of poverty. Working in partnership with civil groups and governments around the world our approach combines work to secure equitable policies with the strengthening of community-based organisations that represent the interests of the poor and improve their quality of life. (Advocacy with British Government, Zimbabwe farm workers, Angola)
  • Chr. Michelsen Institute
    An independent, non-profit research institution and a major international centre in policy-oriented and applied development research. One focus is Sub-Sahara Africa (extensive coverage of Angola).
  • DITSHWANELO - The Botswana Centre for Human Rights
    DITSHWANELO is a locally based advocacy organisation, which was founded in 1993 and which plays a key role in the protection and promotion of human rights in Botswana society. The organisation seeks to educate, research, counsel and mediate on human rights issues, with particular reference to people who are marginalised and disempowered
  • Héritiers de la Justice
    Héritiers de la Justice est une organisation spécialisée dans le domaine de la promotion et de la protection des droits de l’homme dans la Région des Grands Lacs. Cree en 1991, Héritiers de la Justice figure parmi les toutes premières organisations des droits de la personne, juste après la libéralisation des activités politiques au Congo (Zaïre a l’époque). Héritiers de la Justice is a congolese (formerly Zaïrean) non governmental human rights organisation founded in 1991 that specializes in matters concerning human rights and peace promotion in the Great Lakes Region.
  • Human Rights Watch
    Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.
  • Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
    The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation is committed to the promotion of sustainable reconciliation, transitional justice and democratic nation-building. Based in CapeTown.
  • Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)
    The Geneva-based IDMC, established in 1998 by the Norwegian Refugee Council monitors conflict-induced internal displacement worldwide and, at the request of the United Nations, runs an online database providing comprehensive information and analysis on internal displacement in some 50 countries. It contributes to improving national and international capacities to protect and assist the millions of people around the globe who have been displaced within their own country as a result of conflicts or human rights violations. The Centre raises awareness of the plight of internally displaced people, points to gaps in national and international responses and promotes solutions reflecting international standards and best practices.
  • Legal Assistance Centre, Namibia
    The Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) is a public interest law centre that is committed to creating a human rights culture and promoting access to justice in Namibia. The LAC focus primarily on constitutional and human rights cases that we anticipate will have a broader impact on the Namibian society.
  • Rights and Democracy
    Rights & Democracy (International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development) is a non-partisan organization with an international mandate. It was created by Canada's Parliament in 1988 to encourage and support the universal values of human rights and the promotion of democratic institutions and practices around the world. international human rights mechanisms of the United Nations and regional human rights systems.
  • 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
  • University of Minnesota
    This is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most prestigious. It is both the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and the state's primary research university, with faculty of national and international reputation. Its Human Rights Library posts an extensive list of African Human Rights Instruments.
  • Zimbabwe Watch
    monitoring developments in Zimbabwe A consortium of Dutch NGO's concerned with the current situation in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Watch tries to influence governments and governmental networks as the EU, SADC and the United Nations to put pressure on the Zimbabwean government to move towards a democratic Zimbabwe.

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Media

  • Acacia Initiative
    Aims to empower sub-Saharan communities with the ability to apply information and communication technologies to their social and economic development.
  • Africa Confidential
    An independent Newsletter providing analyse the situation throughout Africa (political and business perspective)
  • Africana
    A documentation publication published twice a month by the Missionaries of Africa Documentation Centre. Its articles in French and in English deal on relevant African themes.
  • All Africa Global Media
    A multi-media content service provider, systems technology developer and the largest electronic distributor of African news and information worldwide.
  • Article 19, the International Centre Against Censorship
    "an international human rights organization which promotes freedom of expression and fights censorship all over the world. We take our name from Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights." The Centre does extensive work on African media freedom issues. Lists their publications.
  • Bilaterals.org
    This open-publishing site gives much prominence to people's resistance against Free trade Agreements (FTAs) and Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA's) and provides a unique platform for the free and open exchange of a complete range of materials by activists in all media.
  • Fahamu Books
    Based in Nairobi, Cape Town, Dakar, and Oxford, Fahamu Books publishes a growing list of titles on human rights, social justice, politics and advocacy in Africa, written by well-known African academics, public intellectuals and activists. Fahamu also publishes training materials on CD-ROM to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations in Africa to promote and protect human rights and help them become sustainable and effective organisations.
  • Freedom of Expression
    IFEX is made up of organisations whose members refuse to turn away when those who have the courage to insist upon their fundamental human right to free expression are censored, brutalized or killed. Comprised of 57 organisations - located everywhere from the Pacific Islands to Europe to West Africa - IFEX draws together a tremendously diverse and dedicated global community.
  • Institute for War and Peace Reporting
    IWPR builds democracy at the frontlines of conflict and change through the power of professional journalism via intensive hands-on training, extensive reporting and publishing, and ambitious initiatives to build the capacity of local media.
  • Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)
    part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Pioneered the use of e-mail and web technology to deliver and receive information to and from some of the most remote and underdeveloped places in Africa, cheaply and efficiently. Its reporting focuses on strengthening universal access to timely, strategic and non-partisan information so as to enhance the capacity of the humanitarian community to understand, respond to and avert emergencies. IRIN further supports efforts at conflict resolution and reconciliation by countering misinformation and propaganda.
  • Inter Press Service –News Agency (IPS)
    IPS, civil society's leading news agency, is an independent voice from the South and for development, delving into globalisation for the stories underneath. Another communication is possible.
  • ITWeb
    Technology & business news service from South Africa.
  • Kabissa: Space for change in Africa
    Kabissa uses technology to strengthen organizations working to improve the lives of people in Africa Provides mailing lists, list serves, for networks, conferences, newsletters for wide variety of groups to join.
  • Kubatana
    The Project aims to improve the accessibility of human rights and civic information in Zimbabwe, providing directories of NGOs, civil society organisations and social justice groups.
  • Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA)
    Alerts on danger to journalist or media people within Africa. Advocacy on government media policy, freedom of expression; linked to IFEX, (International Freedom of Expression).
  • Mother Africa Productions (MAP)
    Through news features and research reports compiled by a network of experienced journalists and researchers stationed in Canada and southern Africa: MAP endeavours to be the primary source of information on the socio-political, economic and cultural links between the people of North America and southern Africa.
  • New People Media
    A monthly magazine based in Africa that features articles on economics, peace and justice and women's issues. (The Africa Church open to the world; positive approach)
  • NEWSfromAFRICA
    NEWSfromAFRICA publishes regular news, features, press reviews and editorials. NEWSfromAFRICA focuses its attention on: fostering justice, peace making and peace keeping, reconciliation, emancipation of women, ecology, modernity and tradition, poverty and development, through the use of the New Information and Communication Technologies(Its). In particular, NEWSfromAFRICA makes its own preferential option for the poor. All news and their analyses are given from the perspective of the African grassroots people, their struggle for freedom, dignity and justice.
  • OneWorld.net
    OneWorld is the world's favourite and fastest-growing civil society network online, supporting people’s media to help build a more just global society.
  • Pambazuka News
    A weekly electronic newsletter covering news, commentary, and analysis, and a range of other resources on human rights and development in Africa. (extensive coverage 20 different sections, weekly bulletin, links to alternate sources)
  • Panapress
    A pan African news agency committed to providing an accurate , objective yet fresh view of African peoples, politics and business climate.
  • Pulse: The African Podcast
    A podcast of interviews and commentary, on issues current on the Africafiles.org website which contains uncensored, unfiltered news from and about the African continent. Pulse is produced by Silence Genti and posted on rabble.ca
  • Queen's University - The Southern Africa Research Centre (SARC)
    A focal point within Canada for research and international development programmes focused on the SADC region. The overall aim of SARC is to contribute to regional cooperation and development in Southern Africa through basic research, training and capacity building, the delivery of Canadian expertise and policy inputs; and the planning and development of academic and applied research and development projects.
  • Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT)
    SANGONet was founded in 1987 and since then it has developed into a dynamic civil society organisation with a history closely linked to the social and political changes experienced by South Africa during its transition to democracy. SANGONeT is one of very few NGOs in Africa involved in the field of information communication technologies (ICTs) and continues to serve civil society with a wide range of ICT products and services.
  • Southscan
    A premium political and economic analysis service publishing impartial reports from Johannesburg and other regional centres, and from Brussels, London and Washington. Our analysis is forward-looking and geared for the needs of business, non-governmental and government policy strategists. Reports focusing on South African policy issues, relating to domestic issues and the region are published every two weeks. Every month we publish reports on the latest economic and political developments in the other Southern African Development Community countries and their neighbours.
  • The New Internationalist
    A communications co-operative that exists to report on issues of world poverty and inequality; to focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless in both rich and poor nations; to debate and campaign for the radical changes necessary if the basic material and spiritual needs of all are to be met.
  • The Southern African
    The first news website for the southern African population in the Diaspora. This website aims to articulate the aspirations of southern Africans out of their home base.
  • thinkafricapress
    Think Africa Press is an online magazine that looks beyond the surface of global African news coverage,and aims to provide greater depth, context and analysis
  • Voices of Africa
    VOA is a training programme initiated by Voices of Africa Media Foundation. Its goal is to empower young African men and women with limited media experience to pursue careers as community reporters. Central to the training programme is the potential of the mobile phone as a powerful reporting tool.
  • World Association for Christian Communication
    WACC promotes communication for social change. Communication is a basic human right that defines people’s common humanity, strengthens cultures, enables participation, creates community and challenges tyranny and oppression. WACC’s key concerns are media diversity, equal and affordable access to communication and knowledge, media and gender justice, and the relationship between communication and power. It tackles these through advocacy, education, training, and the creation and sharing of knowledge. WACC’s worldwide membership works with faith-based and secular partners at grassroots, regional and global levels, giving preference to the needs of the poor, marginalised and dispossessed. Being WACC means ‘taking sides’.

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Peace

  • ACCORD
    The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is an international civil-society organisation working throughout Africa to bring appropriate African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on our continent. Produces excellent monthly magazine.
  • African Centres for Peace Education and Training
    Aims at developing a comparative curriculum which will encourage a preventive policy that takes into account socio-political, economic, cultural and technological issue in order to mobilize all available human and material resources for ensuring a purposeful peaceful corporate existence.
  • Alternatives
    Alternatives meets the needs and responds to the demands of progressive Canadians, and tries to create a more equitable and sustainable world for all.
  • American Friends Service Committee
    The American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world. AFSC's work attracts the support and partnership of people of many races, religions, and cultures.
  • ArmsNetAfrica (ANA)
    ArmsNetAfrica is a web portal that presents a variety of resources, documents, events and links on armed violence (and its reduction), arms proliferation, arms control and disarmament in Africa.
  • Conciliation Resources (CR)
    Conciliation Resources (CR) is an independent international non-governmental organization registered in the UK. It works to prevent violence, promote justice and transform conflict into opportunities for development and provides practical support to people and groups working in countries affected by armed conflict. CR works mainly in the Caucasus, Uganda and West Africa in partnership with local and international civil society organizations and governments. CR publishes Accord: an international review of peace initiatives.
  • FEWER
    The Forum on Early Warning and Early Response is a global coalition of organisations that provides early warning and promotes early, co-ordinated responses to violent conflict.
  • Great Lakes Centre for Strategic Studies (GLCSS)
    GLCSS is dedicated to providing accurate and timely political, economic, and military information about the African Great Lakes countries. GLCSS is founded on the belief that accurate information aids peace and security by counteracting false or misleading reports which have had a history of inciting physical violence and human rights abuses.
  • One World Trust
    The One World Trust was formed to promote a greater sense of world community. The Trust believes that sustainable world peace, prosperity and justice will only be achieved when individuals see themselves as world citizens as well as citizens of their own nations.
  • Paxafricana email listserver
    the communication and networking tool of African Centers for Peace Education and Training - Peace Builders with an interest in Africa from around the world form warm virtual friendships through this wonderful medium of communication. A description of our purpose and goals, and how to join, are listed at http://www.peace.ca/paxafricana.htm
  • Peace is the Only Way
    An e-mail list for the students of University of Natal conflict resolution and peace studies programme (CR&PS) to enable them an active exchange on the issues of peace and its approaches.
  • Project Ploughshares
    Mandated by Canadian churches to work in cooperation with churches and related religious organizations, as well as governments and non-governmental organizations in developing and implementing peacemaking and peace-building programs based on our biblical understanding of the call to pursue peace; and in carrying out research, policy analysis, and public discussion.

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Religious and Faith Groups

  • Anglican Church of Canada- Partners in Mission
    Experiences of international Christian community are essential to growth, hope, and the unity of the Church. Therefore we believe that all people are called to be in mission, to reach out and continue to grow, and that the church is called to be the remnant in the society in which it lives. We respect the principles of Partnerships in Mission, and the autonomy and dignity of our partner churches and Canadian dioceses. We support the development or strengthening of programs for the personalization of mission.
  • Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace
    The official international development agency of the Canadian Catholic Church mandated to fight poverty in developing countries and to promote greater international justice and to support initiatives by Third World people to take control of their lives and to educate Canadians about North-South issues.
  • Catholic Information Service for Africa
    CISA was founded as a news service aimed at offering an interactive network of the local churches of Africa, and linking them with the Universal Church. It strives to achieve this by gathering and sending out Church news and issues on human rights relevant to Africa that would also be of interest to others.
  • Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR) (now Progressio)
    An international charity working for justice and the eradication of poverty. Working in partnership with civil groups and governments around the world our approach combines work to secure equitable policies with the strengthening of community-based organisations that represent the interests of the poor and improve their quality of life. Based in UK.
  • Christian Aid UK
    Christian Aid is an organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Christian Aid provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
  • Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
    A relief, development, and educational ministry supported by the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Working with people and their communities to create permanent, positive change in Christ's name.
  • Consolata Missionaries
    Les missionaires de la Consolata de Quebec; la section sur Justice et paix: Tous les efforts pour que notre monde soit plus juste et plus en paix sont des activités missionnaires qui font advenir le royaume de Dieu. The Consolata Missionaries are based in Quebec. This site represents their section on Justice and Peace., and their goal is to make the world more just and peaceful, thus advancing the coming of the Kingdom of God.
  • Faith and Encounter Centre Zambia (FENZA)
    Empowering Christians to face in openness the challenges raised by contemporary and traditional cultures and to encounter people of other churches and religions.
  • Institute for Healing of Memories
    The Institute for Healing of Memories is a trust which seeks to contribute to the healing journey of individuals, communities and nations. We offer Healing of Memories activities, such as workshops, seminars, talks and sermons. We are also developing models for dealing with emotions such as anger, hatred and guilt, and processes for reconciliation and forgiveness and an experiential way of learning about and from the past.
  • Interreligion Montreal
    A Montréal-based French language site, highlights the development of three groups of Muslim-Christian dialogue. Each of these groups aims in its specific manner at promoting relations of understanding and collaboration between Muslims and Christians. The site also opens vistas on Muslim-Christian Dialogue at the National and International level.
  • KAIROS - Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
    An ecumenical partnership bringing together the Aboriginal Rights Coalition, the Canada Asia Working Group, the Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice, Inter-Church Action for Development, Relief and Justice, the Inter-Church Coalition on Africa, the Inter-Church Committee for Human Rights in Latin America, the Inter-Church Committee for Refugees, PLURA, the Taskforce on the Churches and Corporate Responsibility and TEN DAYS for Global Justice.
  • Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
    The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns (MOGC) represents Catholic missioners, who work in impoverished communities around the world. The MOGC works for peace, social justice and the integrity of creation by attempting to bring the voice and experience of Maryknoll missioners into policy discussions in the United Nations, the U.S. and other governments, international financial institutions and the corporate world.
  • Mennonite Central Committee
    Relief, development and peace, MCC Canada's core objectives take shape: addressing injustice, promoting alternatives to violence, promoting healthy relationships, building capacity, working towards inclusion, encouraging sustainable living.
  • Missionaries of Africa - International
    The Missionaries of Africa (also known as "White Fathers") belong to 20 different nationalities, and are active in 23 African countries. In small international communities, at the heart of the local Churches, they work as brothers or priests for the promotion of all humanity in dialogue with other Africans cultures, other religions and particularly Islam. Sharing a commitment for Justice, Peace and the safeguard of the Creation, they commit themselves for the poor as initiators and agents of unity and reconciliation to be bearers of hope on the road to Liberation.
  • Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
    PWRDF is a response by Canadian Anglicans to the gospel call to bear witness to God's healing love in a broken world. Inspired by the vision of a spirit-filled community of hope, PWRDF walks together with partners in Canada and overseas, to share in the creation of a more just and peaceful world. In joy and struggle, the Primate's Fund engages in development work, responds to emergencies, works to protect refugees, and educates and advocates for change.
  • Programme for Christian - Muslim Relations (PROCMURA)
    PROCMURA is the oldest and pioneer interfaith organisation in Africa, with a specific focus on Christians’ relations with Muslims. We promote within the churches faithful witness and constructive engagement in an interfaith environment of Christians and Muslims, working with Muslims for peace and peaceful coexistence.
  • Scarboro Foreign Mission
    Scarboro Missions is a Canadian society of Catholic priests and laity. Motivated by the Spirit, we dedicate ourselves to the person, teaching and mission of Jesus Christ. We seek to serve in creative and new endeavours where the Gospel has not been heard; To collaborate with a local church that invites our presence; To live simply and in solidarity with the poor and marginalized people of the world; To encounter and celebrate God’s presence in the life, history, culture and faiths of the people among whom we live; To collaborate with churches in Canada, generating enthusiasm for global mission and promoting Gospel values.
  • South African Council of Churches
    The Council is the national ecumenical enabler and co-ordinator of inter-church debate and action. We are well known for the part we played in the struggle against apartheid. We are now engaged in assisting the reconstruction of the nation and the development of South Africa's fragile new democracy. These pages are dedicated to sharing information about that work together
  • The United Church of Canada
    Canadian Protestant church, supporting organisations in Africa who work against AIDS (via Beads of Hope campaign ), and advocating with Canadian government with signature campaign
  • United Church of Canada
    We are called to be with others in God's mission for wholeness of life, to share resources and experiences, and to build relationships of respect, especially with those who suffer the effects of unjust systems.
  • World Council of Churches
    WCC programmes relate to the Council's five "historic" themes: faith and order; mission and ecumenical formation; justice, peace and creation; international affairs, peace and human security; and diakonia and solidarity
  • World Faith News
    Worldwide Faith News is a data base of full text official news releases and other documents, including policy statements, from the news offices of national and world faith groups. This collection indexes more than 18,000 documents, including posts in Français, Español, Deutsch.

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Resource Extraction

  • Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC)
    The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is a coalition of about 100 Canadian organizations who seek to change the course of human development in ways that favour social and economic equity, democratic participation, environmental integrity and respect for human rights.
  • Environmental Rights Action
    Environmental Rights Action (ERA) is a Nigerian advocacy non-governmental organisation dealing with environmental human rights issues in Nigeria. ERA is the Nigerian chapter of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI), and the co-ordinating NGO in Africa for Oilwatch International.
  • Extractive Industries Review (EIR)
    The Extractive Industries Review was launched by the World Bank Group to discuss its future role in the extractive industries with concerned stakeholders. The aim of this independent review is to produce a set of recommendations that will guide involvement of the World Bank Group in the oil, gas and mining sectors. The discussion is taking place within the context of the World Bank Group's overall mission of poverty reduction and the promotion of sustainable development.
  • Global Witness
    A campaign to achieve real change by challenging established thinking on seemingly intractable global issues. Working to highlight the link between the exploitation of natural resources and human rights abuses, particularly where the resources such as timber, diamonds and oil are used to fund and perpetuate conflict and corruption.
  • Mines and Communities
    An organization committed exclusively to meeting the needs, and answering the appeals, of mining-affected communities, including workers organisations.
  • Mining Watch
    A pan-Canadian initiative supported by environmental, social justice, Aboriginal and labour organisations from across the country. It addresses the urgent need for a co-ordinated public interest response to the threats to public health, water and air quality, fish and wildlife habitat and community interests posed by irresponsible mineral policies and practices in Canada and around the world.
  • Oilwatch
    Oilwatch supports communities in the global South that resist the destructive activities of oil companies.
  • Pole Institute
    Intercultural Institution in the Great Lakes Region dealing with issues affecting that constituency.(especially mining)
  • Publish What You Pay
    A campaign that aims to help citizens of resource-rich developing countries hold their governments accountable for how revenues from the oil, gas and mining industries are managed and distributed.

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Social Change

  • Advocacy Network for Africa (ADNA)
    Network of NGO’s and Churches in USA lobbies in Washington on Government policies. Forwards urgent actions from its member agencies to its whole network. Contact is Elsabet Gebreyesus elsabetg@yahoo.com.
  • Africa Canada Forum
    The Africa Canada Forum brings together more than 40 NGOs, churches, unions and solidarity groups from across Canada that have a specific interest in development issues and social justice in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Africa Focus
    AfricaFocus Bulletin is an independent publication edited and produced by William Minter. Its website features high-quality analysis and progressive advocacy on African issues, with particular attention to priority issues affecting the entire continent. The site includes AfricaFocus plus links to 8 other carefully selected sites on its search enginefor quality information on African issues. The heart of the website consists of issues of the AfricaFocus Bulletin, available by e-mail.
  • Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC)
    "An NGO focusing on problems of debt, international trade, finance and macroeconomic policy. Developing alternative policies that can address the problems of poverty, unemployment and social inequality." Based in Cape Town South Africa.
  • Barh Koh Environment and Sustainable Development Aid (Barh Koh ESDA),
    named after a small river which runs through the Moyen-Chari Prefecture, one of the poorest regions in southern Chad, is a rapidly growing Non-Profit, Non-Sectarian, Non-governmental and Apolitical, International Charitable Organization based in Toronto, Ontario. The organization has concerns for the lack of sustainable environmental and development efforts, and rampant poverty throughout the country of Chad.
  • Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
    The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies works towards sustaining South Africa's developing democracy. We do this by promoting a rights culture and a protective and responsive legal system which reflects individual and community needs and aspirations.
  • Cercle Féminin pour l’Action Sociale et l’Entraide (CEFASE)
    CEFASE is a non religious, non political and not-for profit making organization created in October 2003. Convinced any difficulty faced by a human being is the concern of others, CEFASE aims at improving living standards of the underprivileged regardless of their sex, nationality, social status and religion. In Cameroon, CEFASE intervenes in the rural and urban milieus in the domains of community development (particularly on agriculture and clean water supply), environmental protection, education, human rights and health.
  • Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
    Has the full text of "Learning from Experience - Girls Rights" (1998) by Save the Children, UK; "Reports Submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Listed by Country; links to full text articles elsewhere on the web.
  • Children's Legal Centre: Children and Armed Conflict Unit
    Has links to sites on Africa and on education, girls, landmines, child soldiers, food security, health, refugees, etc. Established by the Children’s Legal Centre, an independent NGO, and the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex to carry on the work of Graca Machel, former UN expert on the impact of armed conflict on children. Site has a Minority Rights Group report, "Armed Conflict and Minority and Indigeneous Children in the Horn and Great Lakes Region of Africa. Report of an International Workshop. 23-24 April 1998, Kampala, Uganda."
  • Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
    Has the full text of "The Use of Children as Soldiers in Africa," the full text of related treaties and resolutions, links to organizations working on the problem, questions and answers, a bibliography, conferences. Based in Châtelaine, Switzerland.
  • Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT)
    A national network of individuals and organizations in Canada that organize opposition to ARMX '89, which was the country's largest weapons bazaar. COAT exposes and opposes Canada's role in the international arms trade, particularly where there is trade to governments which are engaged in war or which violate human rights.
  • Collaborative for Development Action, Inc
    Collaborative for Development Action, Inc. The objective of the Corporate Engagement Project (CEP) is to provide managers with clear ideas about how their work with communities relates to the broader socio-political environment and to develop practical management tools for supporting stable and productive relations in the societies where corporations work.
  • Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS)
    Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS)was created by African women leaders representing different nationalities and professions in response to the calls of African women to have greater participation within peace processes across the continent.
  • Global Witness
    A campaign to achieve real change by challenging established thinking on seemingly intractable global issues. Working to highlight the link between the exploitation of natural resources and human rights abuses, particularly where the resources such as timber, diamonds and oil are used to fund and perpetuate conflict and corruption.
  • International Institute of Social History, The (IISH)
    The IISH conducts advanced research on the global history of work, workers, and labour relations and to this end gathers data, which are made available to other researchers as well. With a specific focus on Anti-Apartheid and Southern Africa, please go to http://socialhistory.org/en/collections/anti-apartheid-and-southern-africa-collection-guide.
  • International Labour and Research and Information Group (ILRIG)
    ILRIG is an NGO providing education, publications and research for the labour and social movements in South and Southern Africa. The main focus of our work is globalisation. Our work on globalisation is informed by the view that globalisation is not a heightened form of international integration but an attempt to restructure class relations so as to restore capitalist profitability.
  • Jubilee South Africa
    Jubilee South Africa struggles for the cancellation and repudiation of apartheid debt and other illegitimate debt and the payment of reparations in order to combat the negative impact of HIV/AIDS, poverty, and globalisation.
  • Netherlands Institute for Southern Africa (NISA)
    The Netherlands institute for Southern Africa declares its solidarity with the ‘ordinary’ people of southern Africa. NiZA wants to help them to find structural solutions in their fight against poverty, injustice and inequality.
  • Oxfam Canada
    An international development agency committed to the equitable distribution of wealth and power through fundamental social change. We work in relationships of solidarity and partnership to eradicate poverty, underdevelopment and powerlessness. Oxfam Canada is engaged in a development process which recognizes the imperative of social justice, a sustainable environment and the equality of all people.
  • Partnership Africa Canada
    A coalition of Canadian and African NGOs working together on issues of human rights, human security and sustainable development. In collaboration with its members and other organizations, PAC undertakes research and policy dialogue initiatives on issues affecting Africa. (Extensive coverage of Sierra Leone, blood diamonds, transparency- EITI, PWYP).
  • Partnership for Change/Mars Group
    The mission of the Partnership for Change (an open initiative of Mars Group Kenya and other NGOs) is to advance the strategic use of non-violent action in calling upon the Kenyan Citizen to demand the End of Impunity, Restore Democratic Accountability and to end Dictatorship in Kenya.
  • Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA), The
    is an independent research and development unit attached to the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Cape Town. Literacy learning can take place in any language and it is the democratic right of all South African children to use their mother tongues not only to learn the formal school curriculum, but to also access the wonders, mysteries and satisfaction of stories – told and read. PRAESA strives to help enable conditions for learning, inside and outside of school, which motivate children and adults to want to read and write – and enable them to actually do so – in African languages and in English.
  • Rights & Accountability in Development
    RAID promotes a rights-based approach to development. RAID works to advance corporate accountability, fair investment and good governance to ensure the human rights of people living in poverty are respected by the private sector, international financial institutions and governments.
  • South African National NGO Coalition, The (SANGOCO)
    The South African National NGO Coalition, (SANGOCO), emerged in 1995 to coordinate NGO input into the Government policy and ensure that the rich traditions of civil society - forged in the resistance to apartheid - continue to serve the people of South Africa.
  • Story Workshop Education Trust (Malawi)
    The Story Workshop Education Trust is a non-profit educational media group creating entertainment for social change in Malawi. We are artists and Scholars using a mix of advocacy and social mobilization talents on behalf of human rights, democracy, food security, gender equity, AIDS education, conservation of natural resources, literacy and economic development.
  • The Southern African
    The Southern African is the first news website focusing on news, business and other developments made by southern African people in the Diaspora.
  • Third World Network
    An independent non-profit international network of organizations and individuals involved in issues relating to development, the Third World and North- South issues. Its objectives are to conduct research on economic, trade, social and environmental issues pertaining to the South; to publish books and magazines; to organize and participate in seminars; and to provide a platform representing broadly Southern interests and perspectives at international for a such as the UN conferences and processes.
  • United Church of Canada
    We are called to be with others in God's mission for wholeness of life, to share resources and experiences, and to build relationships of respect, especially with those who suffer the effects of unjust systems.
  • Washington Office on Africa
    The Washington Office on Africa (WOA) is a church-sponsored not-for-profit advocacy organization seeking to articulate and promote a just American policy toward Africa. We monitor Congressional legislation and executive policies and actions and issue action alerts to advance progressive legislation and policy. We seek to work in partnership with colleagues in Africa, the Africa advocacy community in the United States, and grassroots organizations concerned with various aspects of African affairs

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Sudan

  • Alternatives
    Alternatives meets the needs and responds to the demands of progressive Canadians, and tries to create a more equitable and sustainable world for all.
  • Amnesty International Library
    Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.
  • Human Rights Watch
    Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.
  • Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)
    part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Pioneered the use of e-mail and web technology to deliver and receive information to and from some of the most remote and underdeveloped places in Africa, cheaply and efficiently. Its reporting focuses on strengthening universal access to timely, strategic and non-partisan information so as to enhance the capacity of the humanitarian community to understand, respond to and avert emergencies. IRIN further supports efforts at conflict resolution and reconciliation by countering misinformation and propaganda.
  • Reliefweb
    Serving the information needs of the humanitarian relief community.
  • Sudan Net
    Up to the minute information from the Sudan about the Sudan.
  • Voice of Sudan
    Voice of Sudan (VOS) is a weblog featuring news, articles, and commentary on Sudan. VOS works through advocacy campaigns for human rights in Sudan. VOS is operated solely by Josef Scarantino.

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Youth, Children and Education

  • African Child Policy Forum,The
    The ACPF is an independent, advocacy organisation working on behalf of African children. Founded in 2003, the Forum is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Its mission is to contribute towards the development and implementation of effective laws and policies to put African children on the public agenda.
  • African Regional Youth Initiative
    African Regional Youth Initiative (ARYI) is a collaboration of youth and community-based projects and organizations in Africa working to fight HIV/AIDS and malaria. In recognition of the call for support of community-based organizations issued by the Atlanta Declaration on HIV/AIDS and malaria in Africa, ARYI supports community action through community mobilization, rural development, and advocacy as strategies to combat these diseases.
  • Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)
    Has the full text of "Learning from Experience - Girls Rights" (1998) by Save the Children, UK; "Reports Submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Listed by Country; links to full text articles elsewhere on the web.
  • Children in Need Network (Zambia)
    Children in Need network (CHIN) is a network of one hundred and twenty members (120) organizations addressing needs of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). Our objectives are "to strengthen the abilities of families and communities to protect and promote the welfare of children in Zambia through a network of NGOs, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and government departments".
  • Children's Legal Centre: Children and Armed Conflict Unit
    Has links to sites on Africa and on education, girls, landmines, child soldiers, food security, health, refugees, etc. Established by the Children’s Legal Centre, an independent NGO, and the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex to carry on the work of Graca Machel, former UN expert on the impact of armed conflict on children. Site has a Minority Rights Group report, "Armed Conflict and Minority and Indigeneous Children in the Horn and Great Lakes Region of Africa. Report of an International Workshop. 23-24 April 1998, Kampala, Uganda."
  • Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
    Has the full text of "The Use of Children as Soldiers in Africa," the full text of related treaties and resolutions, links to organizations working on the problem, questions and answers, a bibliography, conferences. Based in Châtelaine, Switzerland.
  • Kenya Alliance for Advancement of Children
    That girls and boys shall live in a society which provides them with the right to survive, develop and participate in decision making and enjoy special protection against all forms of discrimination, neglect, cruelty and exploitation.
  • Story Workshop Education Trust (Malawi)
    The Story Workshop Education Trust is a non-profit educational media group creating entertainment for social change in Malawi. We are artists and Scholars using a mix of advocacy and social mobilization talents on behalf of human rights, democracy, food security, gender equity, AIDS education, conservation of natural resources, literacy and economic development.
  • UNICEF
    Helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. That works with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We believe that we can, together, advance the cause of humanity.
  • Voices of Africa
    VOA is a training programme initiated by Voices of Africa Media Foundation. Its goal is to empower young African men and women with limited media experience to pursue careers as community reporters. Central to the training programme is the potential of the mobile phone as a powerful reporting tool.

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Zimbabwe

  • Kubatana
    The Project aims to improve the accessibility of human rights and civic information in Zimbabwe, providing directories of NGOs, civil society organisations and social justice groups.
  • Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights
    Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) core objective is to foster a culture of human rights in Zimbabwe. ZLHR is committed to upholding respect for the rule of law and the unimpeded administration of justice, free and fair elections, the free flow of information and the protection of constitutional rights and freedoms in Zimbabwe and the surrounding region. It releases statements to the media.
  • Zimbabwe Watch
    monitoring developments in Zimbabwe A consortium of Dutch NGO's concerned with the current situation in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Watch tries to influence governments and governmental networks as the EU, SADC and the United Nations to put pressure on the Zimbabwean government to move towards a democratic Zimbabwe.

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