Our Partners

Our local partners throughout the world

Asociación Nicaragüense para la Integración Comunitaria (The Nicaraguan Asociation for Community Integration)

ASNIC is a Nicaraguan non-governmental organisation established in 1996. It was created with the purpose of integrating communities with a special focus on the social inclusion of persons with disabilities. ASNIC’s membership is made up of people with disabilities and their families. Their offices are based in Managua, Nicaragua and its work has national coverage.


 

Centros de Servicios Educativos en Salud y Medio Ambiente (CESESMA)

The Centre for Education on Health and Environment (CESESMA) is an independent non-governmental organisation working with children and young people in the coffee-growing area of northern Nicaragua. CESESMA has been working with Nicaraguan rural communities since its foundation in 1992. Their mission is to promote and defend the rights of children and young people through processes of awareness-raising, reflection and action in partnership with rural children, young people and other community members.


 

Confederación Sindicalista de Trabajadores de El Salvador (Confederation of Salvadoran Workers)

The Confederation of Salvadoran Workers (CSTS) was established in 2005, although some of its member unions date back to more than 50 years. The CSTS was formed with the overall goal of responding to the need for the construction of a unified platform for the federations and their member unions in order to defend the rights of the workers. The confederation has national coverage and has approximately 13,000 members distributed among its federations, including the sectors for food and hotels industry, agriculture, education, construction, public sector workers, street and market vendors.


 

Coordinadora Civil (Civil Coordinator)

The Civil Coordinator (CC) is an umbrella organisation made up of 600 civil society organisations, social movements, trade unions and federations, networks and individuals committed to a human-centred development of Nicaragua. It was formed after Hurricane Mitch in 1998 and since then has been influencing public policy-making nationally and internationally on social and political issues affecting Nicaragua.


 

East Jerusalem YMCA

The EJ-YMCA is a Palestinian NGO working with and for the development of young Palestinians in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Established since 1949, the East Jerusalem YMCA has implemented a number of programmes to support people with disabilities by proving counselling, social rehabilitation and access to medical treatment. The women’s programme provides training and loans to rural women as an attempt to reclaim land. The youth programmes provide vocational education, leadership training, credit schemes and support to upgrade the infrastructure of youth clubs.


 

Guatemala Community Movement (GCM)

The Guatemala Community Movement (GCM) is a coalition of community based organisations and regional community networks with presence in 14 of the 22 departments of Guatemala. Although formally founded in 2001, the GCM members began to establish networks in 1996. The community organisations affiliated to the GCM support community development with the aim of empowering the poor to participate in and influence decision-making processes at community, local and national levels. The GCM is a member of the Central American Federation of Community Organisations (FCOC).


 

Ithembalabantu Resource Centres Network (KwaZulu Natal)

Ithembalabantu is a network of nine resource centres that are based in KwaZulu-Natal. It aims to empower, support and train their members in areas of resource mobilisation, capacity building, lobbying and advocacy activities. They also provide advice to community members on issues related to the availability and the access to public services and grants. The scope of work of Ithembalabantu Resource Centre covers 9 different locations in rural communities and townships.



Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative (TNI)

TNI is a Kenyan community-based organisation that is based in Narok South and North district of Rift Valley province in Kenya. Its work covers Olokurto, Endonyo, Narasha, Makulit and Olaimutiai locations. They work among the Maasai community that is well known for their strict adherence to cultural beliefs and practice. TNI is engaged in community awareness-raising against female genital mutilation (FGM) using workshops and seminars for specific target groups, including community leaders, circumcisers, youth, teachers, women's groups, and peer educators to inform them about the dangers of FGM. It also offers shelter and safety to girls who have run away from their families to escape FGM and early forced marriage.



Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA)

Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) was established in 1988 by women lawyers and academics aiming to challenge discriminatory laws and customary practices as well as to improve the legal, political and socio-economic status of women in Zambia. WLSA carries out action-based research and publications, legal aid and services, legal education and community-based training as well as lobby and advocacy for policy and legal reform in order to improve the conditions of women and their human rights in Zambia.