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1. Black Sash
Sash, originally published as Black Sash, is a detailed record of the activities of the Black Sash organisation: the petitions, protests, marches, vigils, press releases and Conference papers which reflect the modus operandi of their desire to bring about change in the legislation which was, in their opinion, discriminatory and the cause of untold human suffering, hardship and poverty. Issues such as the Pass Laws, migrant labour, forced removals, indefinite detention without trial, Group Areas Act, the Bantu Education Act and in later years land reform were all brought to the attention of the apathetic public in an attempt to mount pressure against the Government to bring about a change in policy. The Black Sash acted as a constant reminder to the white electorate conscience that complacency would not effect change and action was necessary. The journal reflects the detailed efforts of these women from two aspects. The first one being the practical way in which the Black Sash Advice Offices helped hundreds of Africans experiencing problems as a direct result of the unjust Pass Laws. The second aspect was contained in their well documented and researched reporting on current political situations, State legislation and the effects thereof and other issues which they felt ought to be changed. ... [according to site editor`s information]
Médecins sans frontières (MSF) is the world's largest independent humanitarian aid relief organisation with over 80 projects worldwide. MSF is an NGO committed to providing medical aid and assistance wherever it is needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or sex and raising awareness of the plight of people they help. ... [according to site editors' information]
Freedom House, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization, is a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world. Through a vast array of international programs and publications, Freedom House is working to advance the remarkable worldwide expansion of political and economic freedom. [...] Freedom House is led by a Board of Trustees composed of leading Democrats, Republicans, and independents; business and labor leaders; former senior government officials; scholars; writers; and journalists. All are united in the view that American leadership in international affairs is essential to the cause of human rights and freedom. ... [According to the site editor's information]
The mission of the MFWA is to promote, defend, protect, consolidate and expand the fundamental freedom of expression of all persons particularly the media, communication professionals, organisations and human rights defenders in West Africa. [according to site editor's information]
The Institute of Economic Affairs Ghana (IEA) is Ghana’s Premier Public Policy Institute. Established in 1989 by a Ghanaian economist, Dr. Charles Mensa, the IEA was set up with a view to broadening the debate on public policy; engendering private sector led economic growth, and strengthening the pillars of democracy. Ultimately the IEA's work is informed by its vision – an economically viable and democratic Ghana, West Africa and ultimately Africa in which the rule of law prevails, the institutions of democracy are protected and respected and the rights and freedoms of the citizens are enjoyed by them. [According to the site editor's information]....
The African Prisons Project sets itself the goal to bring dignity and hope to the people living and working in prisons across Africa. The project works holistically to support some of the most vulnerable communities – ensuring equitable access to justice, health and education. By helping people to realise their rights it can empower the change-makers themselves and inspire and lead positive transformation [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....
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