Formed in 1989, Women and Law in Southern African Research and Education Trust (WLSA) Zimbabwe is a local Chapter of a sub-regional network- member countries are Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe- seeking to contribute to sustained well-being of women and girl children in Southern Africa through action-oriented research in the socio-legal field and advocating women’s rights.
By action oriented research we mean research which is intended to inform and influence action being taken to improve the socio-legal situation of women and girl children. WLSA work incorporates action into research by questioning and challenging the law, instigating campaigns for changes in law and in policies, educating women about their rights, providing legal advice and gender sensitizing communities and leadership during the course of the research.
Pan African WiLDAF is a pan-African women's rights network established in 1991 by African female activists in Zimbabwe at a conference on 'Women, Law and Development in Africa', an outcome of the international momentum on women's human rights. There are 26 focal offices/networks of WiLDAF across Africa. West Africa : WiLDAF is further delineated into sub-regional clusters. WiLDAF West Africa Sub-Regional Office (WASRO) oversees networks in 7 countries. WiLDAF Ghana was established as a network in 1991 by lawyers and other professionals who had attended the Zimbabwe conference. Our vision is an organization that embodies civil society's desire to promote, protect, and respect women's rights in Ghana. And our mission is to empower women by promoting their rights; and increasing their participation and influence at the community, national, and international levels through initiating, promoting, and strengthening strategies which link law and development
The Women NGOs Secretariat of Liberia was started as an organ for coordinating the activities of women organizations and groups in the country in 1998. The vision of WONGOSOL is to achieve a just and fair Liberian society where women and men equally participate in and benefit from decision-making processes at all levels.WONGOSOL is an umbrella organization with over 51 members. It works to coordinate the activities of women’s organizations and groups in Liberia and brings women together to formulate and present their independent views on government issues and other political and socio-economic issues directly affecting Liberian women and other disadvantaged groups. WONGOSOL also advocates and lobbies the legislature and the government to design and implement gender sensitive plans, programmes and policies in peace building and national recovery and development. The organization maintains a database for all women organizations and groups where national entities and the international community can gather information on non-governmental women’s organizations in the country. It also builds the capacity of women’s organizations and other stakeholders to improve effectiveness and efficiency.
WOLPNET is an Non-Governmental, Non for profit and advocacy organization for rights of teenaged mothers, women and children especially those in difficult situations orphans, refugees, the rights of self-empowerment, social service, security, freedom from domestic, gender, sexual, political and any form of violence including war. WOLPNET is concerned with right to peaceful co-existence and the right to peace, advocating for and promoting peaceful conflict resolution, protection of the rights of refugee women, youth and children, provision for health education and basic social services. Recognizing that is not only the absence of war but freedom from various forms of vices that breed economic, political and socio cultural injustices violence including gender violence the Women of Liberia Peace Network sees the removal of conditions that impede on development such as war, inequality, suppression, ignorance, poor health care, deprivation, repression, hunger and strife as a precondition for genuine peace. The organization was founded in Ghana in June 2003 when Liberia was once again experiencing one of the worst civil war.
Faciliter et coordonner le partage d’expérience, d’idées, d’informations et de stratégie pour la promotion des droits Humains entre les associations et les ONG féminines du Cameroun à travers le réseautage, la communication, le renforcemnet des capacités et le plaidoyer aux niveaux national, régional et international.
Established in 1999 WRAPA works through an integrated approach that entrenches respect for the human dignity of women and promotes their inclusion in decisions that affects women’s lives and the development of their communities. WRAPA informs and counsels women on their rights, engages government and society in dialogue and advocacy, facilitates access to justice for aggrieved women and offers humanitarian support for women and families in difficult circumstances and victims of gender violence.
The Cross River Chapter of WRAPA has been a partner since 2006. Currently we are working together on multiple projects including GROW-ING, C-PACT and LG-PACT. Nigeria is not currently on course to achieve the Millennium Development goals; in response to this the LG-PACT aims to assist in the eradication of poverty through the improvement of governance and service provision. So far around 1,500 men and women have benefitted from increased awareness of both governance and human rights.