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"Our objective is to promote the institutions of democracy, social justice, Human Rights, Peace, Freedom of Expression, and Respect to humanity in Rwanda, Uganda, DR Congo, Burundi, Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia. We strongly believe that Africa will develop if only our presidents stop being rulers of men and become leaders of citizens. We support Breaking the Silence Campaign for DR Congo since we believe the democracy in Rwanda means peace in DRC." You will find background articles, news, eyewittness accounts and more. [according to site editor’s information] ... [supplemented]
2. 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]
Established by the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights which came into force on 21 October 1986 after its adoption in Nairobi (Kenya) in 1981 by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights is charged with ensuring the promotion and protection of Human and Peoples' Rights throughout the African Continent. The Commission has its headquarters in Banjul, the Gambia. ... [according to site editor's information]
(Post-)colonoial structure of power are still persistent today. They can be seen in economical unequalitites, stereotypes or images of so-called "strangers". The colonial history is just a small part of the German culture of rememberence. Dresden Postkolonial - a study group, coming from a seminar at the TU Dresden - wants to confront this approach. The group is doing research to Dresden's colonial history and organises anti-racist and post-colonial education in form of post-colonial tours through the city, courses and lectures [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....
The Enough Project seeks to build leverage for peace and justice in Africa by helping to create real consequences for the perpetrators of genocide and other mass atrocities. Enough aims to counter rights-abusing armed groups and violent kleptocratic regimes that are fueled e.g. by grand corruption, transnational crime and terror or natural resources. Enough conducts field research in conflict zones, develops policy recommendations and supports social movements in affected countries [according to the site editor's information, editorial staff ilissAfrica]....
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