Extensive list of organizations you can turn to when faced with issues related to human rights abuses, extreme poverty, lawlessness and torment.
List Of International Organizations That Promote and Support Fair Human Rights:
Amnesty International (Internat’l)
Through detailed research and determined campaigning, help fight abuses of human rights worldwide.
600 Pennsylvania Ave, SE 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20003
Find closest office: https://www.amnesty.org/en/about-us/contact/
International Committee of the Red Cross (International)
Helps people affected by armed conflict, responds to disasters in conflict zones
19 Avenue de la paix 1202 Geneva Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 734 60 01
Fax: +41 22 733 20 57
Email through website: https://www.icrc.org/en/contact
Church World Service, Africa
Faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster.
International Rescue Committee (International)
Responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
122 East 42nd Street New York, New York 10168-1289 USA
Tel: + 1 212 551 3000
Fax: + 1 212 551 3179
UN High Commission for Refugees (International)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Case Postale 2500
CH-1211 Genève 2 Dépôt
Telephone: +44 20 3761 9500
Fax: +41 22 739 7377
Email through website: http://www.unhcr.org/uk/contact-form.html
Find a field office: http://www.unhcr.org/uk/contact-us.html
Services social international, Genève (Social Service International, Geneva Office) (International)
Legal service regarding asylum law and foreign law (financial participation is required). Specialization in minors. *Appointment necessary
Headquarters: 9, rue du Valais Case Postale 1469 1211 Geneva 1
Telephone: +41 22 731 67 00
Fax: ++ 41 22 731 67 65
American Immigration Council (For Those Seeking Asylum in the United States)
Detailed information regarding the process of applying for asylum in the U.S., as well as the criteria and different types of asylum.
American Immigration Council 1331 G St. NW Suite 200 Washington, D.C., 20005
Tel: (202) 507-7500
Asylum Access (International – Tanzania Office)
Provides personalized legal assistance by helping refugee communities organize to assert their human rights. They also challenge governments and the UN to develop and promote lasting solutions, shifting the focus from emergency aid to approaches that restore power and agency to refugee men and women.
Postal Address: P. O. Box 33035 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Physical Address: Asylum Access – Tanzania Just off Coca Cola Rd. Past Osama Bajaj Stand Mikocheni B Dar es Salaam, TZ
Telephone: +255.0222.781176, +255.788.609094, +255.769.609094, +255.718.109094
Humanitarian Development Consortium (South Sudan)
Strives to facilitate people-centred development programmes and to support livelihoods and create opportunities for marginalized and disadvantaged peoples.
Rock City, Jebel Kujur, Behind Toyota Centre, P.O Box 308, Juba, South Sudan
Tel: +211955895768, +211 955 306 553, +211928330991
Refugee Consortium of Kenya
Works to provide legal aid services and psycho-social counseling; engage in advocacy for policy change and to develop legislation in line with international instruments regarding refugees; and to raise awareness.
HAKI HOUSE, NDEMI ROAD, OFF MURINGA ROAD KILIMANI, NAIROBI.
Tel: +254 733 860 669 // +254 720 943 164
Tanganyika Christian Refugee Service (Tanzania)
Works to reduce human suffering and poverty by empowering vulnerable, marginalized, and displaced communities in Tanzania to achieve self-reliance and sustainable development.
P.O. Box 3955 Plot 436 Mikocheni II Old Bagamoyo Road Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Tel: +255 (0)22 270 0579/80
Fax: +255 (0)22 270 0851
Refugee Law Project (Uganda)
Works to empower asylum seekers, refugees, deportees, IDPs and host communities in Uganda to enjoy their human rights and lead dignified lives.
Plot 7 Peryman Gardens, Old Kampala (Opposite Old Kampala Primary School ) P.O.Box 33903, Kampala Uganda
LEGAL HELP/CRIMINAL JUSTICE
International Legal Assistance Consortium (International)
Works with member organizations to provide assistance in rebuilding justice systems that have been affected by conflict. Their website lists many member organizations that work in specific countries.
Sweden office: Signalistgatan 9, SE-169 72 SOLNA
Tel: +46 8 545 714 20
Fax: +46 8 517 110 77
Member Organizations: http://www.ilacnet.org/about-2/view-organisations-lista/
Legal Resource Center (Ghana)
Facilitates the establishment of human rights cities at home and abroad, conducts research, advocacy and provides advisory services including legal aid for individuals, organisations and communities.
Hse. NO. C170/14, Sapele Link, Dzorwulu
The Legal Aid Forum (Rwanda)
Provides free legal representation to poor and vulnerable people with a focus on prevention and early resolution of legal problems.
Kimihurura KN14, KG672 P.O.Box 5225 Kigali – Rwanda
Tel: +250-252 58 0471
Legal Resource Centre (South Africa)
Provides legal services for the vulnerable and marginalised, including the poor, homeless, and landless people and communities of South Africa who suffer discrimination by reason of race, class, gender, disability or by reason of social, economic, and historical circumstances.
15th and 16th Floor, Bram Fischer Towers, 20 Albert Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg
PO Box 9495, Johannesburg 2000
Tel: +27 11 836 9831
Legal and Human Rights Centre (Tanzania)
Create legal and human rights awareness among the public and in particular the underprivileged section of society through legal and civic education, advocacy linked with legal aid provision, research and human rights monitoring. Has two different legal aid clinics.
Kinondoni Legal Aid Clinic
Justice Mwalusanya House, Isere Street House No. 660- Kinondoni Area
P. O. Box 79633 – Dar es Salaam
Tel/Fax: +255 22 2761205/6
Arusha Legal Aid Clinic
Legal Resources Foundation (Zimbabwe)
Provides legal services including advice, drafting court papers on behalf of clients and employing alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in resolving disputes where possible. In more complex matters the centre lawyers represent the clients in court.
16 Oxford Road, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 (4) 333 707
Email through website: http://www.lrfzim.com/contact/
International Immigration Offices
Find details about office locations, services and important instructions.
International Organization for Migration
Works towards the advancement of migrants rights, establishment of a regional dialogue, development of policies, capacity building of actors on migration management, and reduction of HIV/TB and other communicable diseases in migration communities.
West and Central Africa Office:
Southern Africa Office:
3rd Floor Sanlam Building 353 Festival Street Hatfield, 0083 Pretoria South Africa
Tel: +27 12 342 27 89
Fax: +27 12 342 09 32
Has 40 counselling and development centres in the parishes, and two night shelters for the homeless. As well as the Hope Inn, a temporary apartment for families with housing problems, and a learning centre for young people and adults that provides educational support.
1, Rue d’Estaing Port-Louis Mauritius
Tel: +230 212 3405 // +230 212 3910
Fax: +230 212 3405
Abahlali baseMjondolo (South Africa)
Shack-dwellers’ movement which is well known for its campaigning against evictions and for public housing, campaigns to improve the living conditions of poor people.
Suite 517-20 Tower B Salisbury Centre 347-351 Dr Pixley kaSeme aka West Street Durban 4001 South Africa
Tel: 031 304 6420
Fax: 031 304 6436
Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign (South Africa)
Non-racial popular movement made up of poor and oppressed communities, with the aim of fighting evictions, water cut-offs and poor health services, obtaining free electricity, securing decent housing, and opposing police brutality.
The Haven Night Shelter (South Africa)
Works to make available temporary shelter rehabilitation opportunities, social welfare services, family reunification services, physical care and support to adult persons living on the streets who are committed to getting back home.
The Haven Night Shelter Head Office First Floor 2 Napier Street Cape Town 8005
Tel: +27 (21) 425 4700
Fax: +27 (21) 425 4900
Dialogue on Shelter for the Homeless (Zimbabwe)
13 Harvey Brown, Milton Park Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel: (+263) 4 790935/(+263) 4 2600612-3
Fax: (+263)4 790935
Email through website: http://dialogueonshelter.co.zw/contact-us.html
Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland (Doctors Without Borders) (International)
Provides medical assistance to populations struggling to survive, i.e. during armed conflicts, epidemics, pandemics, natural disasters and exclusion from care
Main office: 78, rue de Lausanne PO Box 1016 1211 Geneva 1
Tel: +41 (0) 22 849 84 84
Fax: +41 (0) 22 849 84 88
International Medical Corps (International)
Assists those in urgent need anywhere, anytime, no matter what the conditions, providing lifesaving health care and health care-related emergency services—often within hours.
Main Office: 12400 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90025
DC Office: 1313 L St. NW Suite 220 Washington, DC 20005
Community Healthcare Initiative (Liberia)
Promotes healthcare services for vulnerable women and children and creates more awareness and sensitization on the prevention of diseases. Improves the rights of women focusing on the issues such as female genital mutilation, early marriage, etc.
Thinkers’ Village, RIA Highway Paynesville, Liberia
Tel: +231 777003559
Uganda Network of Young People Living With HIV/AIDS
Create an enabling Environment for all young people living and affected by HIV/AIDS to meaningfully participate equally in development of programmes that improve their livelihood.
Kiwatule Plot 1247 Block 217 Kyadondo, Kampala P.O.BOX 4226
Tel: +256 776597384
AMREF Health Africa
Works to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Africa through better health, bridge gaps between communities, health systems and governments, be a leading force for advocacy for health system reforms in Africa
Langata Road, P.O Box 27691 – 00506, Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel: +254 20 6993000
Fax: +254 20 609518
Email through Website: http://amref.org/contact-details/
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
“Together we are Strong” List of Helplines (International)
List of helplines to call for a range of issues, including mental health issues, abuse, and other support lines, broken down by country.
The World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (International)
Internationally challenges the invisibility, discrimination, social isolation and human rights violations of Users and Survivors of psychiatry.
Store Glasvej 49 5000 Odense C DENMARK
Tel: +45 66 19 45 11
Mind Freedom (International)
Nonprofit organization that works to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities.
454 Willamette, Suite 216 Eugene, OR 97401-2643 USA
Tel: (541) 345-9106
Toll Free: 1-877-623-7743
Fax: (480) 287-8833
Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (International)
Provides strategic leadership in human rights advocacy, implementation and monitoring relevant to people experiencing or labeled with madness, mental health problems or trauma.
Email through Website: http://www.chrusp.org/contact
Africa Mental Health Foundation
Seeks to take mental health to the level of the individual and the family; to their homes or to the nearest point of care such as the community dispensary, health centre or outreach point.
Mawensi Gardens, Upperhill Nairobi, Kenya P.O. Box 48423 – 00100 Nairobi
Tel: +254 202 651 360
Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ)
Safe haven where members can meet each other, establish friendships and express themselves freely. Hosts events as well as having books, magazines, journals, research studies and films on LGBTI-related themes as well as health and human rights issues.
35 Collenbrander Milton Park Harare
Tel: (04) 741736, 0772210836, 0778914542, 0772367391
Seeks to advance human rights and opportunities for LGBTIQ people around the world by developing partnerships at global, regional, and national levels to build capacity, document violations, advocate for inclusion and equality, and hold leaders accountable for protecting LGBTIQ rights.
80 Maiden Lane, Suite 1505 New York, NY 10038
Phone: +1 (212) 430.6054
Fax: +1 (212) 430.6060
Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya
Works towards a society that appreciates diversity and recognizes that everyone has a right to equal opportunities irrespective of their real or perceived sexual orientation, gender and expression.
P.O.Box 13005 – 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
Email through website: https://www.galck.org/contact/
Freedom and Roam Uganda
Works to advocate for an environment where the rights of LBTI persons are respected and protected, promote and advocate for equal access to friendly, non-discriminatory and inclusive services to LBTI persons, and promote socio-economic rights and empowerment of LBTI persons in Uganda.
PO Box 501, Ntinda Kigowa, Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 392 176977
Center for Victims of Torture — Africa
Through research, training, advocacy and our healing services for survivors, each initiative CVT undertakes plays a role in building a larger vision for the torture rehabilitation movement.
MAG International Building, GERJI Bole Sub City Woreda 14 Kebele 11 house no. NEW
P.O.B 24483 code 1000
Tel: +251 (1) 16291199
Kenya: P. O. Box 573 – 00606
Sarit Centre Nairobi, Kenya
World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) (International)
Main coalition of international NGOs fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
International Secretariat: PO Box 21 8, rue du Vieux-Billard 1211 Geneva 8 Switzerland
Tel: + 41 22 809 4939
Fax: + 41 22 809 4929
OMCT Europe: Rue Stevin 115 1000 Brussels Belgium
Tel/Fax : +32 2 218 37 19
Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) (International)
10, route de Ferney P.O. Box 137 CH-1211 Geneva 19 Switzerland
Tel: +41 (22) 919 21 70
Fax: +41 (22) 919 21 80
Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa
Works to organise, seminars to disseminate the Robben Island Guidelines to national and regional stakeholders; to develop and propose strategies to promote and implement the Robben Island Guidelines at the national and regional levels; to promote and facilitate the implementation of the Robben Island Guidelines within member states
31 Bijilo Annex Layout, Kombo North District Western Region P.O. Box 673 Banjul The Gambia
Tel: (220) 441 05 05, 441 05 06
Fax: (220) 441 05 04
Reach Young People Uganda
Empowers, develops, protects, motivates and supports the youth to take position involvement in their personal and community development.
P.O.BOX 2274 Kampala Uganda 256
Tel: +256-782681334 // +256-701681334
Email through Website: http://www.reachyoungpeople.org/index.php/contacts
African Solutions to African Problems (South Africa)
Identifies rural women caring for orphans and vulnerable children in their communities and develops their skills and knowledge so that they are able to create sustainable community care centres tending to the children’s health and wellbeing.
Headquarters: Unit 4, First Floor 317 Main Road Kenilworth Cape Town 7708
Tel: +27 (0)21 761 2402
Fax: +27 (0)21 761 1848
Project Healthy Children (Tanzania)
Aims to reduce micronutrient deficiencies by providing assistance to small countries as they design and implement food fortification programs.
07th floor, Amani Place, Ohio Street, Office Park, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Asante Africa Foundation
Delivers a model of interconnected programs that encourage, educate, and train children. Programs are managed by local staff and delivered in concert with global support and key partners in the communities where we work.
PO Box 8097 Arusha, Tanzania
Tel + 255 (0) 754 340 188
Email: Ewald Tesha email@example.com
PO Box 696 – 20500 Narok, Kenya
Tel: +254 (0)709 750 533
Email: Fred Lesakale firstname.lastname@example.org
UN Women Headquarters
UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board. Priority areas include leadership and political participation, economic empowerment, ending violence against women, and HIV/AIDS.
220 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017
Find local offices: http://www.unwomen.org/en/where-we-are/africa/regional-and-country-offices
Tel: +1 646 781-4400
Fax: +1 646 781-4444
Women Thrive Worldwide (international)
Works to empower grassroots women so their perspectives and solutions shape local, national, and global policies to help women and their families break free from poverty, violence, and inequality.
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 405 Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 999-4500
Email through website: http://womenthrive.org/contact
Strives to set up a vast movement bringing together African women with the main objective of bringing about a strong and capable women’s civil society
BP 13626, Grand-Yoff Dakar SENEGAL
Tel/Fax: + 221 867 35 35
Rwanda Women’s Network
Works towards improvement of the socio-economic welfare of women in Rwanda through enhancing their efforts to meet their basic needs.
Kagugu, Mucyo Estate KG 54, off KG 482 – Kinyinya Sector (Near SOS Technical School) P.O Box 3157, Kigali, RWANDA
Tel: +250 788 334 257
Bethany Home for Abused Women
Provides not only provide a safe haven but also provide psychological and physical rehabilitation and support, and moreover, strive to empower each woman to become self-supporting and economically independent.
Box 16612 Doornfontein, Johannesburg 2028 South Africa
Tel: 011 614 3245
Fax: 011 624 2647
International Labor Organization (International)
Works to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.
4 route des Morillons, CH-1211, Genève 22, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 (0) 22 799 6111
Fax: +41 (0) 22 798 8685
Nigeria Labour Congress
Works to to organise, unionise and educate workers; defend and advance the political, economic, social and cultural rights of workers; emancipate from exploitation and discrimination; achieve gender justice
Plot 829/821, Labour House, Central Business District, Abuja – Nigeria.
Tel: + 234-9-6276042