Partners


While Fahamu seeks to work broadly with the movement for social justice in Africa, we recognize the need to focus our work in order to leverage impact. Over the years, we have developed core competences and networks on issues that are critical in Africa. While we have prioritized these movements in our current strategic plan, this focus does not exclude us from working or collaborating with other movements where feasible. In particular we feel it is critical that movements view themselves not in isolation but build across movements for social justice, therefore we support collaboration between movements and across networks wherever feasible.

 

We work primarily with:

  • Feminist movements
  • Workers’ movement and trade unions
  • LGBTI and sex worker movements
  • Farmer and land related movements
  • Movements led by refugees and displaced persons
  • Social justice movements

 

Fahamu’s mission is to strengthen human rights and social justice movements but it is a mission we cannot carry out alone. We therefore work and network with a wide range of international organisations both governmental and non-governmental. This area contains information about the work we do in partnership with other organisations and some of the services we provide for our clients.

Pambazuka News is perhaps the most significant expression of the networks that Fahamu works with. It is produced by a pan-African community of some 300 citizens and organisations – academics, policy makers, social activists, women’s organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators. These are too many to be listed here, but a list of authors is available on the Pambazuka News website.

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AFFORD

Fahamu has provided courses by distance learning to members of African diaspora organisations in the UK in collaboration with AFFORD. Fahamu has also contributed to AFFORD's Africa Without Borders course run in conjunction with Birkbeck College, London University.

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African Books Collective

Fahamu has worked with ABC in the publication and distribution of a number of books.

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ARTICLE 19

Fahamu has collaborated with ARTICLE 19 to produce campaign materials on the right to freedom of expression and has developed distance-learning materials on freedom of information.

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Association for the Prevention of Torture

Fahamu has collaborated with APT and the Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to develop and run distance learning courses on the Prevention of Torture for national human rights institutions throughout the world in English, French, Spanish and Russian.

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Part of the Burundian Social Audit (CBAS)

Part of the Burundian Social Audit (CBAS) is an organization of Burundian civil society working in economic governance is a politically and financially independent vis-à-vis the government. It has been legally approved June 15, 2011 by Ministerial Order No. 530/666.

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China Development Brief

 Fahamu has collaborated with CDB in the development of joint initiatives on China’s role in Africa.

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Development in Practice

Fahamu staff have several papers published by Development in Practice, including Development and Rights, introduced by Firoze Manji. The latter is a member of their editorial advisory board.

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Editorial Nordan-Comunidad

Editorial Nordan-Comunidad are co-publishers with IDRC and Fahamu of Escribir para el cambio (Writing for Change, Spanish edition).

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Equality Now

Fahamu collaborates with Equality Now in the successful campaign for the adoption of the Protocol for the Rights of African Women and they continue to work together on the protocol’s effective implementation across the continent.

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EQUINET - Network on Equity in Health in Southern Africa

Fahamu was a founding member of Equinet and served on its steering committee until 2006. Fahamu developed Equinet’s website and newsletter, Equinet News.

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Focus on the Global South

Fahamu collaborated with Focus in the launch of the African Perspectives on China in Africa book at the World Social Forum in Nairobi in 2007, and jointly organised a meeting on China in Africa in Shanghai to bring together African and Chinese activists and academics. The pages from this conference appear in the jointly published China's New Role in Africa and the South: A search for a new perspective.

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Gaza Community Mental Healthcare Programme

Fahamu has undertaken consultancy work to advise on the development of a five-year development plan and implementation of re-organisation in GCMHP

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IDRC Books

Fahamu's CDROM Writing for Change is published in the UK and Europe by Fahamu and in North America by IDRC.

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Just Associates (JASS)

Fahamu worked with JASS in the development of one of the Learning for change courses - Action for Change: Advocacy and Citizen Participation.

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Kabissa

Fahamu helped in the establishment of Kabissa to provide free web hosting for African not-for-profit organisations and is a member of Kabissa.

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Mazingira Institute

Fahamu has had a long association with Mazingira, including providing inputs on the mission on land and housing rights supported by the Habitat International Coalition.

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Nigerian National Human Rights Commission

Fahamu has worked with the commission to enhance the capacity of their staff to investigate, monitor and report on human rights violations.

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Open CourseWare Consortium

Fahamu is a member of OCW and has made two of its courses available online for free as part of the OCW cooperation.

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Penal Reform International (Malawi)

Penal Reform International (Malawi) and Fahamu have collaborated in the provision of courses by distance learning for paralegal workers in Malawi on investigating, monitoring and reporting on human rights violations, an initiative supported by the British Council.

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Solidarity for African Women’s Rights

Fahamu is a founding member of SOAWR, a coalition of some 26 organisations formed to promote the African Union Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa. Fahamu serves on the steering group, and is involved in a range of media work with SOAWR, including the Media for Women's Rights project. Fahamu has produced books with SOAWR about the campaign, including Grace, Tenacity and Eloquence: The struggle for women's rights in Africa,Breathing Life into the African Union Protocol on Women's Rights in Africa and its French translation, Vulgarisation du procole de l'union Africaine sur les droits des femmes en Afrique. It has produced publicity materials for SOAWR and developed the coalition's website.

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Tactical Technology Collective

Fahamu collaborates with TTC in the development of a toolkit for the use of mobile phone technologies for social justice

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The African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

Fahamu worked with FEMNET on the successful campaign for the ratification of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa and continues to work with them on the campaign to ensure that the rights enshrined in the protocol are available to all women in Africa. The Media for Women's Rights (MEWOR) is a collaboration between Fahamu and FEMNET, together with some 20 other organisations in east and west Africa. Fahamu became a member of FEMNET in 2007.

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The Directory of Social Change

The Directory of Social Change distributes Fahamu’s Writing for Change CDROM.

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The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)

Fahamu and MISA have worked on the development of distance learning materials on access to information in southern Africa.

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Training and Research Support Centre

Fahamu has a long association with TARSC, managing their website and electronic publications, and collaborating on a number of programmes including EQUINET.

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University for Peace Africa Programme

Fahamu and the University for Peace Africa Programme have signed a cooperation agreement and have a range of collaborative activities. Fahamu has developed two courses with them: The Role of the Media in the Rwanda Genocide and Gender, Violence and Conflict.

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WITNESS

Fahamu is one of the Allies of WITNESS' new online hub.

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