Alliances for Africa

Alliances for Africa (AfA), is an African-led human rights, peace and sustainable development organization which was conceived in 1993 at the United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, Austria and formally established in 1996. AfA aims to enhance and reconstruct the interface between human rights and development with a vision to contributing innovatively to the task of tackling the causes of endemic poverty, gender inequality and social exclusion in Africa. AfA works with partners in, around and beyond the continent of Africa and has Observer Status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and is in consultative status with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).