The Rural Hub (Le Hub Rural) is an independent quaternary organization funded by several partners (EU, MAE, IFAD UNIFEM). It operates in a complex institutional environment where multiple power relations are at play and aims to help actors in West and Central Africa (states, intergovernmental and civil society organizations and development partners) to harmonise rural policies and programmes.
Zamfara is the first State to implement full shariah Legal System in Nigeria, thereby occupying a strategically important position in the Political Systems of the predominantly Muslim North of Nigeria . Although Islam guarantees rights of women, in practice, women are deprived of their sexuality rights and in some cases subjected to unjust disadvantages in the name of ‘shariah’.
CEADER’s organizational goal is to increase women’s capacity to overcome poverty and increase their participation in development activity. CEADER works to promote and protect economic and social rights. The right to health, including reproductive and sexual rights and other components of health care are categorized under economic and social rights. Furthermore, CEADER’s projects in slum communities seek to address sexuality and reproductive issues amongst slum.
Environmental and human rights NGO based in Nairobi, Kenya, is a member of ESCR-Net and the Habitat International Coalition. Mazingira has a very useful publication database that is searchable by subjects such as gender and land. The concern of Mazingira Institute is for the realization of human dignity and empowerment of everyone - women, men and children and for ecological integrity everywhere.
The overall objective of the network is to advance women’s property and inheritance rights in the context of HIV and AIDS in Eastern and Southern Africa through the sharing of information, experiences and strategies by legal practitioners and human rights activists. Specific objectives of the network are:
Law and Sharia Consultants is a consultancy group based in Cape Town, South Africa. Apart from promoting the research of various issues pertaining to the application of Muslim Personal Law in South Africa, this website also highlights the services it offers and acts as a resource for our outreach initiatives.
The HSRC has equipped itself to respond flexibly and comprehensively to national requirements, by aligning its research capabilities into the following interdisciplinary, problem-orientated, research programmes: Education and Skills Development, Economic Performance and Development, Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation, HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB (including the Africa-wide research network, SAHARA), Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery, and also Human and Social Development.
One of the outcomes of the workshop on Women’s Access to Land, organized by the International development Research Center (IDRC) and Dimitra in Mbour in 2008 is the establishment of an ambitious action research programme designed to improve and safeguard women’s access to land in Senegal. It is being coordinated by the Group d Recherche Action Sur le Foncier au Senegal (GRAFOSEN – Senegal Land Action Research Group). This initiative aims at creating close cooperation between all actors on the land issue and to establish a platform for actors.
The AGI’s Strengthening Gender and Women’s Studies for Africa’s Transformation (GWS Africa) Project pursues the Institute’s mission by developing and disseminating intellectual resources, and supporting intellectual dialogue and networking. The project set out to strengthen African-based teaching and research in gender studies by bringing together teachers and researchers in African universities in a series of strategic training, research and publishing activities.