Member Profiles


Contact Information

Witness Somalia Contact Person: Alinor Abdi Osman
Northern Frontier
Youth League
Contact Person: Mohamed Hassan Abdi
National Coalition for Human Rights Defenders Contact Person: Faiza Abdi Mohamed
Somali Institute for Research & Development Contact Person: sahra ahmed Koshin
Mogadishu University
Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) Contact Person: Mohamed Ali Faram
Email: info@soden
Somali Disability Empowerment Network
Somali and Women lawyers Association Contact Persons: Suad Ibrahim Abdi Ifrah Aden Omer, Hodan Mohamoud Ali, fadumo Muse Yusuf
Peace & Human Rights Network (PHRN) Address: P.O.Box 441 Mogadishu, BN03040 Somalia
Office Cell Phone: +252 615543096
Contact Person: Zahra Omar Malin Chairlady
Iniskkoy for Peace and Development Organization (IPDO) Contact Person:
Abukar Mohamed Nor
Mohamed Dahir Moalim
Qasim Mogaw Abdalla
Community Organization for Relief and Development (CORD) Email:



Nagaad Umbrella Organization


Nagaad is an umbrella organization that is based in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Nagaad campaigns for the economic, social and political staus of women in Somaliland and also strengthens the capacity of its ember organizations to do effectivee project implementation.

Naggad undertakes a number of projects among which include; effective participation of women in the decision making pprocesses, advocacy for women’s human rights, violence against women and women’s participation in political processes through Nagaad political forum.

Women Action for Advocacy & Progress Organization (WAAPO)


WAAPO is a non-governmental, non- political voluntary organization based in Somaliland regions and is striving towards the empowerment of the Somaliland women and children through advocacy, attitude, program building, and creation of sources of income for women’s projects.

Somaliland Women Lawyers Association (SWLA)



The Somaliland Women Lawyers Association (SWLA) is a nonprofit making nongovernmental organization, working in Hargeisa. It helps women lawyers to offer each other mutual support and harness their professional skills.
Tisqaad Environment Network

Tisqaad Environment Network was founded in 2001 with the objective of encouraging the environmental politics and protection of natural resources, with a special focus on land degradation, loss of biodiversity and water scarcity.

Among Tisqaad activities include finding alternative power sources and encouraging their use among members, collaborations with key decision makers like the Hargeisa Municipality in their sanitation programs and campaigns to raise the communities’ awareness on sanitation.

Heegan Human Rights Network

Heegan Human Rights Network was founded in 2002 to advocate for human rights with special emphasis on women and children’s rights, document and follow up human rights violations, advocate against the suppression of women and minority groups in Somaliland especially against female genital mutilation (FGM).

The main objective of the network is to promote and protect the rights of women in all aspects socially, economically, politically and psychologically.

Heegan’s future will see the incorporation of HIV/AIDS, trauma counselling, children into her programme work.

Heegan’s main target are mainly women and children.

Somaliland Women’s Research and Action Group (SOWRAG)

SOWRAG is a women’s organization located in Hargeisa, Somaliland which carries out research for the promotion of women’s rights socially, politically and economically.

Women’s Action for Advocacy-WADA

WADA was established in Somaliland in 1994. Since then, its main focus is towards education and income generation initiatives for the women as well as advocacy for their rights.

Women Human Rights Environment and Education Association (WHEEA)

WHEEA is local women organization based in Somaliland, WHEEA’s goals involve women empowerment activities including fighting against violence against women, women political participation and women economy empowerment.

Barwaaqo Voluntary Organization (BVO)

BVO was setup by a group of gender balanced youth in early 1996 as non-governmental, non-political, non-profit making organization dedicated to the development of the marginalized communities in Somaliland and promotes their livelihoods.

Voices of Somaliland Minority Women Organization (VOSOMWO)


VOSOMWO was officially launched n 20th august 2004 in Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland, the founders are some minority women activists and human right defenders from the three outcast minority communities (Named Goboye, Tumals and yibirs) and other well-wishers from the majority clans. VOSOMWO is a non-governmental and non profit and voluntary organization. Working in Human rights, environmental protection and community development

Network against FGM/C In Somaliland (NAFIS NETWORK)

+252 63 4000692

Network against FGM/C In Somaliland is a nationwide coalition against Female Genital Mutilation or cutting whose main aim is to combat all forms of FGM/C in Somaliland through coordination and networking, policy framework, research and documentation, capacity building for they key stakeholders and media awareness. NAFIS’ main focus areas include; FGM, Reproductive Rights and Self help groups or women and girls across Somaliland.



Babiker Badri Scientific Association for Women’s Studies (BBSAWS)

Location of work: Khartoum, Darfur, Gedarif, North Kordofan and White Nile state


BBSAWS is a voluntary, non-political, non-profit making NGO located inside Ahfad University in Omdurman, Sudan and is dedicated to enhancing women’s status and is striving to achieve equality, empowerment, development and the full realization of their human capacity.

Areas of work: reproductive health, peace and development, good governance and human rights, women’s social and economic empowerment and educational programs.

Sudan Organization for Research and Development (SORD)

Locations of work: Khartoum, Kassala, Al-Jazeera, Gedarif, White Nile state


SORD is a Sudanese NGO with a main office in Khartoum. SORD aims at contributing to the struggle to achieve gender equality, justice and democracy and support efforts to spread awareness of citizen’s rights and responsibilities.

Areas of work: the personal status law (legal aid provision), women’s development, micro-finance and livelihoods development, food security, education (literacy classes), good governance

Sudan Development Association (SDA)
Locations of work: Khartoum

SDA is a national NGO located in Khartoum that was established to assist low-income communities in their efforts to promote the advancement of women and explore the opportunities to stimulate growth with equity.

Areas of work: women in the informal sector, economic development

Afkar Organization for Development and Research

Locations of work: Khartoum, White Nile, River Nile, Al-Jazeera, Northern Kordofan and Kassala.

Akfar is a national Non- Government Organization that is based in Khartoum. It empowers women with disabilities for self-sustainability and development.

Areas of work: disability rights and human development/ governance

Sudan Popular Committee for Relief and Rehabilitation (SPCR)

Locations of work: South Darfur


SPCR is located in Khartoum and specifically works with the youth and women to improve their living standards by providing educational trainings on GBV and reproductive health. SPCR also works in Darfur and South Sudan.
Areas of work: relief, development, awareness-raising

Um-Doreen Women’s Development and Childcare Association

Locations of work: Khartoum, southern Kordofan

Um-Doreen Association is a ccommunity-based organization working out of Banat, Omdurman. It specifically works with marginalized communities from the Nuba Mountains.

Areas of work: awareness of women, reproductive health, educational programs for children, working with women in prisons

Diar Association for reconstruction and development

Locations of work: Mayo

Areas of work: women’s capacity-building, child and youth education, health and reproductive awareness

Shamaa Organization

Location of work: Blue Nile, Al-Jazeera, Gedarif and White Nile state

A Khartoum-based organization working with children without parents (born out of wedlock) and women and children who are victims of violence.

Areas of work: abandoned children, single mothers, sexual violence

Jedia organization for Motherhood and Childhood

Location of work: Mayo Mandela, Khartoum

A Khartoum-based community-based organization working in Mayo, South Khartoum. It focuses its work on community awareness.

Areas of work: literacy classes and child education, FGM, SGBV, reproductive health

Sudanese Environmental Conservation Association

Location of work: Khartoum, North Kordofan, Gedarif, South Kordofan, Northern state, Red Sea, Kasssala, Blue Nile, South, North and West Darfur , White Nile, Sennar and Al-Jazeera state.


One of the first NGOs in Sudan which was started in 1975 and works in all Sudan’s states to achieve sustainable development through projects on environmental conservation.

Areas of work: community environmental governance, natural resource management, environmental conservation, sustainable development and livelihoods, ecologically sound peace management, water management.

Al-Elfa Charity Association

Location of work: Omdurman, Khartoum state in Jabarona IDP camp and in Wad Al-Bashir.

A community-based organization working in Ombada locality in Khartoum state and established in 2013. The association works with women and children and works on improving the lives of vulnerable groups.

Areas of work: education-children and literacy classes, environmental awareness and protection, women and child protection, GBV and women’s economic development (handicrafts training)

Al-Khatim Adlan Centre for Enlightenment and Human Development (KACE)

Areas of work: Khartoum and Kassala.


KACE was previously located in Khartoum and now operates from Uganda and aims at developing democratic modes of behavior, to encourage freedom of thought and freedom of scientific research, and to reinforce peaceful and civilized debate amongst different groups and sectors of the society.

Fields of work: good governance, human rights training and monitoring, youth development and leadership, cultural development

East Sudan Women Development Organization

Location of work: Port Sudan state

East Sudan Women Development Organization is a civil Society Organization, located at Port Sudan, eastern part of Sudan.

Areas of work: legal awareness, adult literacy and awareness against Violence against women.

Nuba Women for Education and Development Association (NuWEDA)

Location of work: Sudan, White Nile state, Southern Kordofan

NuWEDA is an organization that works primarily with women and children from the marginalized Nuba Mountains region of Sudan.

Areas of work: education and literacy, economic development, awareness training

Mutawinat benevolent Company

Location of work: Khartoum state

Based in Khartoum, Mutawinat works in legal aid provision to women, children and refugees and advocated for the rights of refugees and migrants as well as the rights of women through the Maputo protocol.

Areas of work: legal aid to victims of personal status laws and other laws, migrants and refugee women rights, Muslim civil laws, youth violence, the Maputo protocol advocacy

Qaniniat Women Lawyers Association

Location of work: White Nile state

Based in White Nile state, the association is a network of women lawyers who work with women who are victimized by discriminatory laws in the state

Areas of work: public order laws, working with women in the informal sector, south Sudanese refugees and IDPs from southern Kordofan.

Aid Center for Advocacy and Legal Consultations

Location of work: all Sudan

Based in Khartoum, Aid center provides legal aid to all victims of violations and all those who lack legal representation

Areas of work: legal aid provision, public order laws and personal status laws, working with women in the prisons

Shorouq Cultural Forum

Location of work: Gedarif and East Sudan in general

Based in Gedarif, Shorouq is a cultural forum working to promote arts and cultures and values of human rights and democratic values in Gedarif state and the Eastern Sudan in general.

Areas of work: cultural development, literature, community awareness on HIV/AIDS and GBV

Paralegal Association Based in Blue Nile, the paralegal association provides legal aid support for the women and legal awareness; they also work on women access to justice and good governance programs.
Madina Centre for Gender and Development A Darfur based center, which supports women who are internally displaced and does training workshops for the IDPs community.
Ryaheen Alsalam Organization for Women and Children South Darfur based organization which works on provision of IDPs communities.
Muna Renewable Energies In South Darfur center works on supporting IDPs to identify energy sources for their livelihoods.
Afaag Al- Mustagbal

Locations of Work: South Darfur, IDP Camps in Otash, Sakali, and Belil.

Is a south Darfur based organization works on improving the livelihood of IDPs women in Darfur. They provide training in skills, farming, and crafting, rotating fund to support. It works in three IDPs camps of Otash, Sakali and Belil in South Darfur.



Sudan Domestic Election Monitoring and Observation Program – (SUDEMOP) SUDEMOP is a civil society network based in Juba that was established to hold discussions for information sharing with different civil society organizations, referendum administration and representatives from the different political parties. Currently SUDEMOP works on peace building and human rights promotion.

Sudanese Network for Democratic Elections (SUNDE)


SUNDE is a non-partisan coalition of Sudanese civil society organizations and faith-based groups, based in Juba and committed to promoting the ability of the Sudanese public to participate freely, equitably, and effectively in transparent and accountable democratic processes.

Women’s Training and Promotion (WOTAP)


WOTAP is based in Wau, Western Bahr El-Ghazal State and is involved in capacity building of women on economic participation, adult literacy classes etc. WOTAP works with young women and youth to end Violence against women.

New Sudan Women Federation (NSWF)


Based in Juba, NSWF aims to improve the social, economic and political status of women in South Sudan and the recognition of their human rights. NSWF has paralegal aid clinics and adult literacy classes in Yambio, Bor in upper Nile State.

Diar for Rehabilitation and Development Association (DRDA)


DRDA is located in the South Sudan Lake States with an office in Rumbek and specializes in community mobilization, information dissemination, and education and preventative interventions. It specializes in literacy and vocational skills training programs.

Women Development Group


Women Development Group is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization established and registered with Ministry of Social Development in 2001. The organization works in the field of livelihoods, peace building food security and gender mainstreaming.  It was initiated by a group of women during the war to provide assistance to women IDPs and vulnerable household of the host community in Wau.

Others include:

  • South Sudan Women General Association
  • Alma Awach Girl Child Empowerment
  • Development Initiatives
  • Women and Leadership Association
  • John Garang Cultural Center
  • Women Enhancing Peace & Development
  • Sawa Sawa Women Development Peace Society
  • Mama Teresa’s Educational Center
  • Women Organisation for Food Basket
  • Skills for South Sudan
  • South Sudan Women’s Peace Network
  • Nazareth Youth Association
  • Nazareth Youth Association
  • Women Action for Development
  • Konyrot Women Group
  • Cipuoumaat Peace Network
  • South Sudan Mother and Child Care
  • Women Resource Center
  • Women Monthly Forum
  • Mother & Children Development AID
  • Build the Village Women Organization
  • Unity Cultural Development Center
  • Women Rehabilitation and Development Organization
  • Community Peace Building & Protection Association
  • Women Empowerment and Care Organization



National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students


NUEYS organizes and builds versatile youth that are aware and proud of their culture, identity, heritage, and history. It also strives to build disciplined, self-confident, mature, and responsible youth.

Eritrean Women Association for Development

The Eritrean Women for Development Association is a nongovernmental, non profitable and nonpartisan organization established in Kampala in June 2010 by few interested Eritrean women living in Uganda. The association consists of Eritrean women with different social and economic background and different age groups. Among which most of the members are refugee women.

Africa Monitors

Telephone contact: +256754663374


Contact Person: Eyob Teklay Ghilazghy



Tirupati Mazima Mall, Kabalagala, Ggaba road, Kampala, Uganda



Ethiopian Women Lawyer Association (EWLA)


Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association (EWLA) is a women’s organization with over six branch offices but with its head office in Addis Ababa. Its main objectives include; eliminate all forms of legal and traditional sanctioned discrimination against women, ensures equal treatment of women with men in education, employment and access to public services and bennefits as well as advocates for remedial and affirmative measures for women to redress accumulated consequences of discrimination. It works on a number of areas such as legalaid, research and public education.

Circus in Ethiopia for Youth and Social Development





Circus in Ethiopia was established to contribute to the national effort in creating awareness and bring behavioural change in relation to HIV/AIDS, gender issues and other cross cutting issues. Circus Ethiopia currently conducts a number of projects including; circus art development, information, communication and education/behavioural change communication approach, youth support programs and capacity building

Network for Ethiopia Women Associations (NEWA)


NEWA is a non–profit, non-partisan, non-confessional, and non-governmental organization. It is involved in empowerment of Ethiopian women and advocates for their involvement in decision making.

Union of Ethiopian Women Charitable Associations (UEWCA)


UEWCA is working for the improvement of economic and social status of women/girls and children and is focused on economic empowerment by creating access for women to income generating activities.

Action Professionals Association for People (APAP)


APAP is engaged in the facilitation of basic socioeconomic services to the poor and marginalized through Community based organizations (CBOs) and other pertinent stakeholders.

Multi-Purpose Community Development (MCDP)


MCDP focuses on the improvement of the lives of children and women through integrated development programs with the participation of the community.

New Millennium Hope Development Organisation (NMHDO)



The New Millennium Hope Development Organization (NMHDO) is an indigenous, non – governmental, for non– profit making, humanitarian organization established in 2006. NHMDO exists to ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC), destitute Girls and Women have access to basic services through working closely with communities, local administration, CBOS, likeminded NGOs and GOs and other stakeholders

Good Samaritan Association (GSA)


GSA is a local nongovernmental non profit making and non religious volunteer organization established in December 1996 with its headquarters at Addis Ababa. The organisation works to address the Ethiopian women and marginalized sections of the population to become free from poverty and their attainment of acceptable standard heath and education service. It exists to work towards achieving improved quality of life of the most marginalized and discriminated segment of the community through participatory, integrated development initiatives, health education basic skill training and other development schemes.
Mujejegwa Loka Women Development Association (MLWDA)


Mujejeguwa Loka Women Development Association (MLWDA) was established in 1996 when it started working on community health related issues of Gumuz Women and advocacy to enable women deliver in their homes, challenging a harmful practice of giving birth in forests. The association strives to empower the Gumuz people socially, economically, and politically and the protection of rights of children. Its mission is to promote gender equality for the protection of the rights of women and children and advocate for the protection and rehabilitation of the environment.
Love for Children Organisation (LCO)


LCO was established in 1999 and fights for ensuring children’s wellbeing and is working to bring out lasting improvements up on their lives through strengthening institutions to support them and take actions.

Association for Women’s Sanctuary and Development (AWSAD)


AWSAD was established in with a mission to promote the social wellbeing and economic independence of women through providing psychosocial support and strengthening the economic and social status of women.
Siiqqee Women’s Development Association (SWDA)


Siiqqee Women’s Development Association (SWDA) is a non-for-profit organization is founded by a committed Ethiopian woman with the strong conviction that poor women can control their livelihoods and their futures when assisted in their self-help efforts and ultimately empowered. With time, other men and women sharing the same vision voluntarily joined the Association. It was established to enable disadvantaged women, girls and children improve, their social & and economic Well Being and develop their capacity as active, productive and respected Members of their communities
Beza Organising Association of Women in Need
Mothers and Children Multisectoral Development Organisation

Doba Integrated Development Organization (DIDO)

Head Office: Addis Ababa
Contact Person: Demeke Asfaw Position

Doba Integrated Development Organization (DIDO) is Ethiopian resident charity organization, legally registered by charity organizations and association’s agency, bearing a certificate number 0458 to implement community-based projects.

Goal: Contribute towards improving the living standard of poor and marginalized children, women/girls with disabilities and their families through community-based approach.



National Association of Women Organizations in Uganda (NAWOU)


NAWOU’s main office is in Kampala. This organization is an affiliate of the International Council of Women, and was formed to harness efforts of various women organizations in Uganda. NAWOU’s mandate is to build a strong movement among women organizations in the country.



MIFUMI’s main office is located in Tororo, Eastern Uganda and supports the needs of, and promotes the protection for women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse, as well as violations based on the tradition of bride price. The organization also works in close collaboration with partners in the Diaspora.

Regional Associates for Community Initiatives (RACI)


RACI is a Civil Society Organization established by Ugandan community development practitioners and social entrepreneurs to promote understanding, observance of inclusive peace, security reconstruction and development from a community perspective. RACI’s aim is to provide a forum for the free exchange of ideas on promoting observance of international benchmarks and commitments; promote understanding of development peace and security, in particular the national, regional and international peace and security instruments, resolutions, declarations, and conventions that Uganda is a signatory.

Muslim Centre for Justice and Law (MCJL)


The Muslim Centre for Justice and Law (MCJL) is a Local organization formed in 2009 but officially registered in 2010 that is dedicated in promoting and advancing Justice, tolerance and human rights in Uganda. The organization has a primary focus on members of the grassroots communities and further encompasses the diverse community as a whole. MCJL has made considerable progress in scaling up intervention to prevent and eliminate all forms of Domestic Violence against Muslim women and young girls in Butambala and Kampala districts. Small scale initiatives have also been carried out in Mayuge, Namutumba and Iganga districts.

RuthFund – Uganda



P.O.Box 5405, Kampala, Uganda

Tel: +256 772466862/+256 712653004/+256772411279


A not for profit organization established in February 2014, incorporated as a legal entity number 181292 at the Registrar of companies. Ruth Fund was founded by women and youth activists who were concerned at the continued marginalization, invisibility and denial of rights of rural women and youth with a belief that once they are informed, they become visible to and empowered to enjoy their rights. RuthFund envisions rural women and youth able to lead lives of dignity, visible in plans and programs for human and physical development of Uganda.

Peace and Development Campaign International (PADCI)





TEL: +256773351970, +256782257521

PADCI was founded in the year 2012 and a registered NGO, with certificate number S5914/10052 and registration number 9656. Located in Palliisa district, PADCI’s overarching goal is to promote unity and peace through advocating for capacity building for individuals for peace. PADCI works to promote sustainable development, reduction of extreme poverty due to violence, reduction of illiteracy and promoting economic development of the community.

Century Enterprenuership Development AgencyENTURY (CEDA International)




P.O. Box 26895 Kampala Uganda

Tel: +256-312-103848, +256-772-418301


CEDA International is a not-for-profit organization specializing in leadership, mentoring and entrepreneurship development. The organization’s vision is to create a new generation of women leaders who are economically independent and socially responsible. The organization was started in 2007 out of the great need to bridge the leadership and employment gaps among youth and women in Uganda. It provides employment and job creation skills to youth – girls and boys; women; community groups; persons with disabilities and people living with HIV/AIDS. CEDA International has established a platform through which young people and women’s voices and stories are shared and celebrated to ensure the promotion and protection of equal opportunities. The organization provides practical skills to people to enable them become the best at whatever they choose to do and remain competitive and relevant in the changing market.



Bender Djedid Socioeconomic Association

Address: Centre Mira&‌icirc; B.P N&‌deg; 827 Cite Saoudi, Saline Quest, Djibouti


Contact Person: Amal Said


Bender Djedid was founded in 1992 to provide education for young children as well as literacy classes for adults, health development of the communities, provide social assistance and assist poor families and to victims of disaster, promote income generating activities and small business development for durable and sustainable growth.

MER ROUGE Association des Femme Pour le D&‌eacute;veloppement Economique et Social


Its work involves support for women; provision of food and materials, guidance and counseling for HIV/AIDS victims and literacy classes for women.
Association Roumane

Contact Person: Fauzia


Association Roumane are implementing a project aimed at giving women a voice for the promotion and defense of their rights; the project targets the most vulnerable women to form cooperatives while incorporating rights trainings to improve their economic as well as rights awareness.
Gender Hope Association

Contact Person: Farhya Djama Ibrahim