The Women’s Circle (TWC)

The Women’s Circle (TWC) is an organisation of grassroots women working together to promote a culture of equity and women's rights around a programme of action that aims to encourage respect for women's rights and for women amongst all members of society; expose women of all ages to a wide range of opportunities; showcase innovative women-led projects and programmes; and celebrate women's achievements through ongoing collaboration.

Ikamva Labantu

Ikamva Labantu provides services to the residents of South Africa's township communities through all stages of life. It's mission is to build community capacity that is self reliant and sustainable through programmes driven by community needs focusing on children, adults and seniors. The main focus areas are: education and skills development, food security, health & nutrition at primary level and building community infrastructure through securing land and buildings. The primary means of delivering services is through strategically located community-based multi-purpose centres which serve as hubs where community members can access a vast array of support services.

Epilepsy South Africa

Epilepsy South Africa is a non-profit organisation that renders developmental services to people with epilepsy and other disabilities. It uses an integrated approach to development and aims to empower constituents through social development, individual and family counseling, disability sesitisation, public education and awareness raising and training on disability and human rights, as well as empowerment that provides employment opportunities for people with epilepsy and other disabilities.

Women on Farms

Women on Farms Project (WFP) is a  rural feminist NGO working to strengthen the capacity of women who live and work on farms to claim their human rights by taking both individual and collective action. This is done through socio-economic rights-based and gender education, advocacy and lobbying, case work and support for the building of social movements of farmwomen.

Cape Metro Health Forum

The Cape Metropolitan Health forum is the current structure for community participation in health, with eight sub-district Health Forums and 76 clinic (health) committees. Health committees act as the interface between communities and health care services.

University of Cape Town

The School of Public Health and Family Medicine has a diverse involvement in human rights teaching, research and advocacy. Currently the Health and Human Rights Programme is involved in collaboration with NGO’s and other research and training institutions to explore how collective action and reflection can identify best practice with regard to using human rights to advance health. In addition, it runs an annual Train the Trainer programme for staff who teach health professional students and produces materials on health rights.

University of the Western Cape

The School of Nursing at the University of the Western Cape aims to contribute to health care delivery and research nationally and internationally. It trains nurses and midwives to work on sexual and reproductive health rights.

Peoples Health Movement (PHM)

The PHM is a global network bringing together grassroots health activists, civil society organizations and academic institutions from around the world, particularly from low and middle income countries (L&MIC). We currently have a presence in around 70 countries. Guided by the People’s Charter for Health (PCH), PHM works on various programmes and activities and is committed to Comprehensive Primary Health Care and addressing the Social, Environmental and Economic Determinants of Health.


EQUINET, the Regional Network on Equity in Health in East and Southern Africa, is a network of professionals, civil society members, policy makers, state officials and others within the region who have come together as an equity catalyst, to promote and realise shared values of equity and social justice in health.

Afya Na Haki

Afya na Haki (Ahaki) is an African research and training institution that advances health, human rights and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)

The NIHR was established in 2006 to "create a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world-class facilities, conducting leading-edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public".


Maastricht Center for Human Rights - Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

The Centre hosts research activities in the field of human rights of the members of the staff of Maastricht University Faculty of Law, reflecting an integrated view of economic, social and cultural rights.  Research conducted by members of the Centre has contributed to clarifying the normative content of social and economic rights, such as the right to food, health, housing and education.

Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD)

The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) is a non-profit, research and advocacy organisation which is pioneering the enforcement of human rights and the justicificability of the right to health in Eastern Africa. It was formed to contribute towards ensuring that laws and policies are used as principal tools for the promotion and protection of health and human rights of populations in Uganda and in the East African region. 
CEHURD realises this through a set of programs: (1) Human Rights Advocacy ; (2) Community Empowerment; and (3) Research and Documentation .
The focus of CEHURD's is on critical issues of human rights and health systems in East Africa such as sexual and reproductive health rights, trade and health, and medical ethics which affect the vulnerable and less-advantaged populations such as women, children, orphans, sexual minorities, people living with HIV/AIDS, persons with disabilities, internally-displaced persons, refugee populations and victims of violence, torture, disasters and conflict.