THE FEDERATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS (FIDA)
Kenya is a nonprofit organization that aims to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women in Kenya. FIDA-Kenya was established in 1985 and has 360 registered members (all lawyers and law students). FIDA-Kenya has a long history of monitoring and documenting human rights abuses, and developing reports on the status of women’s (in)equality. http://www.fidakenya.org/
WOMEN AND LAW IN SOUTHERN AFRICA (WLSA) – MALAWI
WLSA-Malawi is a nonprofit organization whose main objective is to improve the legal status of women in Malawi. WLSA was established in 1988 and has offices in 7 countries in southern Africa, including Malawi. WLSA-Malawi has a long history of researching and networking with respect to gender-based human rights violations. http://www.wlsamalawi.org/
WOMEN INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (WIDO)
Ghana is an independent non-profit, local non-governmental organization located in the rural Upper West Region of Ghana. WIDO was founded in 2004 to address the prevailing social and economic inequalities experienced by women in the rural Upper West Region of Ghana, with a focus on livelihood, health and education. WIDO is a capacity-building organisation and seeks to integrate fieldwork with advocacy on women’s rights issues and livelihood security. WIDO’s objective is to promote the realization of the human rights of women and children.
WOMEN IN LAW AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA (WiLDAF)
Ghana is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation that brings together individuals and organizations to promote a culture for the exercise and respect for women’s rights in Ghana through a variety of tools, including law. WiLDAF-Ghana was formed in February 1990. WiLDAF-Ghana seeks to increase women’s participation and influence at the community, national, and international levels through initiating, promoting, and strengthening strategies which link law and development. WiLDAF-Ghana employs the rights based approach in its legal and development work. It provides opportunities to strengthen the voice of the poor through participation and assistance to uphold their rights and entitlements. http://www.wildaf.org/index.php.
Ripples International was registered in 2002 as a non-profit organization operating in Meru, Kenya. Its mission is to ensure and promote the physical, social, emotional and spiritual well being of every child, especially the most vulnerable children, including those who are living with HIV, who are orphaned, or who at risk of violence and abuse. One of the most important services offered by Ripples is its Brenda Boone Hope [Tumaini] Centre, a rescue shelter for girls who have been defiled (raped) and whose safety continues to be at risk. Since it first opened in 2006, the Centre has cared for a total of over 274 girls. In addition to its Board of Directors and core leadership team, Ripples currently has a total of 64 staff and 240 community volunteers. http://ripplesintl.or.ke/