Founded in 1966 by
the American Committee on Africa, the Africa Fund
works for a positive U.S. policy towards Africa and
supports human rights, democracy and development.
Human Rights Resource Center
A collection of
international human rights materials with a
particular focus on Africa as well as a collection of
global International Human Rights Instruments --
treaties, declarations, and other materials --
together with authoritative citations. A joint project of the Makerere University
Human Rights and Peace Center and the University of
Minnesota Human Rights Center.
Africa Reparations Movement
Information on the
movement to obtain reparations for the enslavement
and colonisation of African people in Africa and the
African Diaspora. Also to secure the return of
African artefacts taken from Africa.
African Rights is
an organization dedicated to working on issues of
grave human rights abuses, conflict, famine and civil
reconstruction in Africa.
Amnesty International Online
Official web site
of the international human rights organisation. With
a library of all AI publications since 1996. However,
you may find additonal information at the individual
home pages of all the AI groups with a presence on
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Amnesty International Women's Rights
AI's Sweden branch
hosts the AI women's rights page.
- Article 19, the International
Centre Against Censorship (London)
international human rights organisation which
promotes freedom of expression and fights
censorship all over the world. The Centre
does extensive work on African media freedom
Coalition Against Slavery in Mauritania
CAMAS is a
human-rights organisation that brings together
abolitionists and human rights activists
fcollectively fight for the eradication of the
chattel enslavement of black Africans.
to Protect Journalists
Based in New York
city, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organisation. Has
an Africa section and individual country reports from
"Attacks on the Press ".
An Internet based human rights organisation, working
for the promotion and respect of human rights all
over the world.
Despite the impossible
nature of attempting to define censorship, The File
Room is a project that proposes to address it,
providing a tool for discussing and coming to terms
with cultural censorship. Why was Simon &
Garfunkel's "Cecilia" banned in Malawi, for
The Fourth World Documentation Project:
The Center For
World Indigenous Studies and the Fourth World
Documentation Project provides documents on
Indigenous Peoples in the Americas, Asia, Africa,
Europe, Melanesia and the Pacific.
Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI)
The Freedom of
Expression Institute (FXI) was formed in January 1994
from a merger of two organisations involved in
campaigning for freedom of expression during the
apartheid years, namely the Campaign for Open Media
(COM) and the Anti-Censorship Action Group (ACAG).
Recently, the FXI also established the Media Defence
Fund to sponsor freedom of expression court cases on
behalf of media who are not able to afford the legal
costs. This work is a continuation of work conducted
by the now-defunct Media Defence Trust (MDT).
History Museum of Slavery in the
Atlantic (Pier M.
The Museum of
Slavery in the Atlantic is designed to provide
accurate, engaging and provocative information to the
public about the history of slavery in the Atlantic.
list on human rights, includes "civic,
political, economic and social rights as
defined by international law.". To
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Human Rights in Africa List -
"is a list that provides press releases and
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Human Rights by Yahoo
Rights Watch - Africa
Africa division of
the New York based organisation.
- IFEX, International Freedom of
Expression Exchange Clearing House
Actions Alerts, tracks threats to freedom of
the press, radio. Do a keyword search by
country to retrieve reports about Africa.
- International Federation of
Has a 52 page directory of journalist member
associations world-wide, describes their
Media for Democracy program which supports a
independent African media.
- Journal of Humanitarian
e-journal based at Cambridge University.
OneWorld - Human Rights News
Human rights news
by OneWorld News service.
Resources Directory - Africa
Human Rights and homosexuality in African countries
U.S. Department of State, Country
Reports on Human Rights Practices
Reports on Human Rights Practices are submitted
annually by the U.S. Department of State to the U.S.
Congress. The reports cover internationally
recognized individual, civil, political, and worker
rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of
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