Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP)
The Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) is a network of individuals and organizations operating at grassroots, national and regional levels, with a commitment to promoting a strengthening the social contract between states and citizens.To achieve this, the APSP promotes active engagement of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the shaping of Social Protection policies, programmes, and practices in Africa. The APSP’s main objective is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the goals of the African Union Social Policy Framework (SPF).
General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Asociacion por los Derechos Civiles (ADC)
La Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) is an independent and non-profit NGO created in 1995 with the aim of securing a judicial and institutional culture that guarantees the fundamental rights of people upheld by the respect for the Constitution and democratic values. The ADC has a team of lawyers dedicated to advising and defending public interest cases, for example those that are representative in terms of allocation of rights and that can lead to changes in society. The ADC also conducts monitoring of the functions of national democratic institutions. The multidisciplinary team makes diagnostics and proposes institutional reforms and legal principles or minimum requirements. In addition, the ADC runs training courses for civil society organizations, journalists, students and other stakeholders in order to provide technical information and tools for the exercise of their rights.
Bytes for All
Bytes for All (B4A), Pakistan is a human rights organization with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). It experiments and organizes debate on the relevance of ICTs for sustainable development and strengthening human rights movements in the country.
Centre for Cyber Law Studies, University of Padjadjaran Bandung
Centre for Internet and Society (CIS)
The Centre for Internet and Society is a non-profit research organization that works on policy issues relating to freedom of expression, privacy, accessibility for persons with disabilities, access to knowledge and IPR reform, and openness (including open government data, free/open source software, open standards, open access to scholarly literature, open educational resources, and open video), and engages in academic research on digital natives and digital humanities.
Centre for Social Science Research (CSSR - UCT)
The Centre for Social Science (CSSR) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Cape Town (UTC) dedicated to conducting and building capacity for systematic, policy-relevant social science research in South Africa, the region and across Africa.
Centro de Tecnologica da Escola da Fundação Getulio Vargas
Founded in 2003, Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade (CTS) studies the legal implications of institutional, social and cultural rights resulting from the advancement of information technology and communication. CTS develops its activities with a focus on academic research and scientific publication that may impact the formation of public policies committed to democracy, fundamental rights and the preservation of the public interest in technological progress.
Centro de Tecnología y Sociedad, Universidad San Andres
The mission of the Centro de Estudios de Tecnología y Sociedad is to build an academic environment of interdisciplinary studies in the fields of management regulation, development and analysis of the impact of new information and communications technologies (ICTs).
A group of Colombian professors founded Dejusticia in 2003 with the aim of engaging in debates about law, institutions and public policy, by drawing upon rigorous studies and actions that promote social inclusion, democracy, the Rule of Law, and human rights in Colombia and Latin America. Dejusticia is a center for applied research that seeks to influence public opinion, academic debate and public policy. To accomplish this objective, it combines research, strategic litigation, training and education, and diffusion. Its work is carried out in collaboration with networks of social organizations, research centers and human rights advocates both in Colombia and abroad.
Foundation for Media Alternatives
The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) is a non-profit service institution whose mission has been to assist citizens and communities—especially civil society organizations (CSOs) and other development stakeholders—in their strategic and appropriate use of the various information and communications media for democratization and popular empowerment.
Created in 2005, Nupef (Center of Research, Studies and Learning) is a non-profit institute based in Rio de Janeiro dedicated to reflexion, analysis, knowledge production and learning activities, with focus on ICTs as they relate to policy-making and political processes which affect democracy, human rights, sustainable development and social justice. Its activities include: online and face-to-face learning workshops, applied research, case studies, promotion of events and campaigns, production of printed and online publications, and advocacy actions.
Jonction is a rights-based Senegalese organisation which regroups engaged men and women to bring their modest contribution to the sustainable and fair development of Africa but in particular Senegal. Sustainable development is defined as one which respects human rights, considers the cultural context to preserve cultural identities and environmental concerns.
Kenya Legal and Ethical Issues Network on HIV (KELIN)
KELIN was formed in 1994 and registered as a Non- Governmental organization (NGO) in 2001. It is a human rights organisation working to protect and promote HIV related human rights in Eastern Africa. Their objective is to undertake advocacy and provide leadership in enhancing human rights approaches in health and HIV strategies and programmes.
Media Institute of Southern Africa
Over the past twenty (20) years, MISA has positioned itself as the primary advocate for media freedom and freedom of expression in southern Africa. The mission of MISA is to play a leading role in creating an environment of media freedom and free expression that promotes independence, pluralism and diversity of views and opinions, media sustainability, competency and professionalism in the southern African region. MISA aims to create an environment in which civil society is empowered to claim information and access to it as unalienable rights and in which the resultant freer information flow strengthens democracy by enabling more informed citizen participation.
ONG Derechos Digitales
Founded in 2005, La ONG Derechos Digitales is a non-profit Chilean organisation whose activities focus on public interest when there are tensions between law and technology. Its objectives are to protect and promote fundamental rights on the Internet, reinforce a freer culture, supported by a balanced copyright right which permits a greater access to knowledge for all citizens in the digital environment. Derechos Digitales generally takes no court cases or give legal advice in individual cases.
Thai Media Policy Centre
The Thai Media Policy Center (Thai MPC), formerly Thai Media Policy & Advocacy Center (Thai MPAC), is a non-profit body that specializes in research and public education on media law and policy. Thai MPC activities include: Public information, Advocacy, Research and Conferences and Seminars. Thai MPC is built on the conviction that the rule of law and policy for public interest are vital to the existence of free and independent media as well as an informed citizenry. As the country is at the crossroads of media reform, Thai MPC intends to play an integral role on advocacy as well as research programs related to legislations and policies affecting mass media and communications in Thailand and abroad.
Thai Netizen Network
Netizen Network (Thai Netizen Network). was a group of Internet users from various professions gathered to support online freedom and protect the rights of Internet users. On the following five principles: the right of access to information and knowledge, to freedom of expression and feeling, to personal data and privacy, to decide on Internet governance and to own and use shared resources.
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) was founded on September 21st, 1551 under the name Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico. It is the biggest and most important university in Mexico and Ibero-America. The fundamental aim of the UNAM is to serve both the country and humanity, train professionals, organize and carry out research, mainly on national problems and conditions, and offer cultural benefits in the broadest sense possible.
The University of Hong-Kong
Established in 1911, the University of Hong Kong (UHK) is the territory's oldest institute of higher learning. Over the past century, the University has committed itself to creating knowledge, providing education, and serving society. Today, HKU is internationally recognized as a research-led comprehensive university, with frontier research endeavours and scholarly achievements that have won it worldwide acclaim.
Country: Hong Kong
Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE)
VOICE is a rights-based, activist organization working mainly on the issues of food sovereignty, aid effectiveness, economic justice, and the right to information and communication, both in Bangladesh and on a global scale. By building a broader constituency of alternative voices to the ‘mainstream development discourse’ through research and public education, VOICE is taking a stand against unjust and undemocratic practices.
Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) is a coalition of nineteen human rights NGOs in Zimbabwe who while having their own objectives, are concerned with the level and nature of organized violence and torture in the country perpetuated mainly, though not exclusively, by state agents and their ancillaries. It came into existence at the time of the Food Riots in 1998. Its mission is to reduce organized violence and torture, cruel inhuman and degrading treatment; to challenge impunity and to foster a culture and the building of institutions of non-violence, tolerance and the respect for human rights in Zimbabwe.