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Agenda was formed in 1987 and as a collective published 32 issues of a quarterly feminist journal. The Agenda Management Board was formed in 1997. In January 2000 we registered as a Section 21 company, Agenda Feminist Publishing. The Editorial Advisory Group works with the Agenda editor in a process of consultation with women's organisations and gender activists to plan forthcoming issues. Articles are peer reviewed

African Gender Institute

The AGI's Vision is of Africa as a continent liberated from the legacies of colonial
and patriarchal domination, and transformed into a powerful and united region in which women and men are respected as equal, and social justice is a reality for all its people.

The AGI's Mission is to contribute to the realisation of this vision by building intellectual capacity and establishing an African resource dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of intellectuals, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners committed to the attainment of gender equity.

Commission on Gender Equality

The Commission on Gender Equality is one of the six State Institutions Supporting Constitutional Democracy called for in the 1996 Constitution. The aim of the Commission, as set out in section 187 of the Constitution is to promote gender equality and to advise and make recommendations to Parliament or any other legislature with regard to any laws or proposed legislation which affects gender equality and the status of women.

Gender Advocacy Programme

The Gender Advocacy Programme (GAP) is an independent, non-governmental advocacy and lobbying organisation based in Cape Town, where it originated as a grassroots initiative. We see our position as bridging the gap between women in civil society and structures of governance and to increase the participation of women in policy formulation and decision-making. We conduct research and training in order to facilitate, mobilise, link and empower women to lobby for equity between men and women in all spheres of South African society.

SA Human Rights Commission

The objectives of the SAHRC are to:

Develop an awareness of human rights among the people of South Africa;
Make recommendations to organs of state in order to enhance the implementation of human rights;
Undertake studies and report to Parliament on matters relating to human rights; and
Investigate complaints of violations of human rights and to seek appropriate redress.

Social Change Assistance Trust

SCAT is an independent funding and development agency. We support community controlled development projects in rural areas. We work in partnership with those we fund by offering support in organisational development and capacity building. We believe that this is vital for the rural poor to gain power and for democracy to become real.


Women'sNet is a vibrant and innovative networking support program designed to enable South African women to use the Internet to find the people, issues, resources and tools needed for women's social activism.

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Tanzania Gender Networking Programme

Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP) has been operational since 1993 as a registered non-governmental organization. During this period the NGO has built itself into an effective pressure group which promotes gender positive activism.

TGNP is committed to facilitating social transformation leading to the creation of a vibrant Tanzanian society. It seeks to promote gender equality and social equity through the empowerment of women and other marginalised groups of the community. The organisation strives to enhance the mainstreaming of gender at all levels of society from grassroots communities to the highest levels of national policy making and legislation.

Zimbabwe Women's Resource Centre and Network

The Zimbabwe Women's Resource Centre and Network is a non-governmental organization working in the gender and development field. Its core business is gathering, interpreting, publishing and disseminating rare and life-changing information in order to allow women to make informed choices about their lives and influence government to implement gender sensitive policies. Realizing that Zimbabwe is in the midst of its worst economic and political crisis since independence, and the adverse effects of this on women who are already disadvantaged, marginalised and disempowered, the ZWRCN has introduced an Economy and Governance Programme within the Policy and Community Action Department. Zimbabwe Women's Resource Centre and Network is national non-govenmental organization that started in 1990 and focuses on gender and development issues.

Global Links


The Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) is an international membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women's human rights. AWID's goal is to cause policy, institutional and individual change that will improve the lives of women and girls everywhere. They do this by facilitating ongoing debates on fundamental and provocative issues as well as by building the individual and organizational capacities of those working for women's empowerment and social justice.


UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies that promote women's human rights, political participation and economic security. Within the UN system, UNIFEM promotes gender equality and links women's issues and concerns to national, regional and global agendas by fostering collaboration and providing technical expertise on gender mainstreaming and women's empowerment strategies.


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