Coalition Members

AIHR – Tunisia

Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR) was established in March 1989, the Arab Institute for Human Rights is an independent regional organization that works for promoting human rights in the Arab region. AIHR aims at raising awareness of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration for Human Rights (UDHR) and the related international accords. AIHR further aims at promoting and disseminating a culture of human rights and democracy in the Arab region through supporting human rights education activities and initiatives, and supporting the capacities of human rights organizations for being fundamental actors in promoting and protecting human rights in general, and disseminators for human rights culture in particular.

MEJN – Malawi

Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) was established in the year 2000 and currently comprises over 100 members of civil society organizations seeking to maximize their involvement in economic governance through networking and synergies. MEJN strives to create partnerships that will ensure that Government policies and actions are of direct benefit to the poor, while also creating sustainability in the civil society policy engagement. MEJN’s membership includes NGOs, Community Based Organisations, Trade Unions, and representatives of the Media, the academia.

CISLAC – Nigeria

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) is a non-governmental, non-profit, advocacy, information sharing, research, and capacity building organisation. CISLAC has successfully engaged key members of the National Assembly in order to wield their influence in ensuring that civil society positions are accommodated. Through its efforts CISLAC has empowered communities, improved the levels of discipline, transparency, and accountability in the management of public resources. The organisation has also educated State and Federal legislators, their advisory staff, CSOs, the media, and key stakeholders on their oversight roles in legislation and has reviewed their commitment in implementation.

NDH – Cameroon

Nouveaux Droits de l’Homme (NDH) is a non-governmental non-profit organization created in 1977 and legalized in Cameroon in 1997 under No. 032 / RAD / F35 / BAPP and has consultative status with the United Nations.Their national headquarters in Yaounde with two regional offices in Douala and Bafoussam. Their primary mission is to promote, defend and extend human rights wherever they are violated. They are focusing on the African Charter on Democracy, Election and Governance and the African Youth Charter.

IDEG – Ghana

Ghana Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan policy research and advocacy institute established in Accra in January 2000. IDEG’s focus is on projects that contribute to effective interfacing and purposeful collaboration between the state and non-state actors on key public policy issues in the domains of governance, democracy and development. The IDEG was also the first think tank in Ghana and, possibly, in Africa to innovate the interface capacity building approach to promoting development cooperation between non-state and state actors.

CESC – Mozambique

Centre Civil Society Learning and Capacity Building (CESC) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the facilitation of learning and capacity building of civil society organizations, with a focus at the local level to improve the level and quality of their participation in development processes. The Centre has the great task of studying these dynamics, document practices of community development, and transforms these into learning and capacity building tools that can serve communities in general, and organised civil society in specific. CESC woks in focus areas; citizenship and political participation, Livelihood strategies and Organisational Development of OSC.

HURISA – South Africa

The Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA) was formed in 1994 as a continuation of the work performed by the then Institute for the Study of Public Violence (ISPV) which was founded in 1993 as the research arm of the Goldstone Commission of Inquiry. Since its inception, HURISA works with civil society organisations, government departments and special target groups in South Africa and on the continent. The organisation attains its mission through provision of training and education in human rights, dissemination of human rights information and research and advocacy in South Africa and beyond.

RADDHO – Senegal

La Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme (RADDHO) – The African Forum for the Defence of Human Rights was established in Senegal in 1990. Founded by African intellectuals largely drawn from researchers and teachers at the prestigious Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, our goal is to promote and protect human rights, the right to privacy and human dignity in Senegal and Africa. We are committed to all Africans exercising their full rights to citizenship, the rule of law and democracy and Pan African solidarity, peace, friendship and solidarity.

FAHAMU – Kenya

Fahamu is a Pan-African social justice organisation established in 1997, with programme offices in Kenya and Senegal. As a member of the SOTU coalition, Fahamu continues to work through the Monitor initiative towards the realisation of rights enshrined in key AU instruments including the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (Maputo Protocol) and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) among others.

CLADHO – Rwanda

Collectif des Ligues et Association de Defense de Droits de l’Homme au (CLADHO) is the umbrella of Human Rights Organizations in Rwanda established in 1993. CLADHO is working as a non partisan civil society organization that seeks to protect and defend human rights in general and the promotion of open informed debates on key policy issues both social and economic. In addition, CLADHO provides research and backup to policy makers including members of parliament and line ministries, they provides comments on government budget and addresses the legal and institutional constraints to economic reforms and growth.


Oxfam is a confederation of 14 like-minded organizations working together and with partners and allies around the world to bring about lasting change. In Africa, Oxfam works directly with communities and partner organizations to save lives, build livelihoods and hold Member States of the African Union and rich countries accountable to the realisation of pro-poor political, social and economic rights. By working with others we seek the eradication of absolute poverty, inequality and injustice in Africa. Through offices in Addis, Dakar, Nairobi and the Hague, Oxfam provides capacity-building grants, technical research and advocacy expertise and support for pan African organizations and coalitions to be heard in the corridors of powerful African and International multi-lateral institutions.

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