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Open Society for Southern Africa

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is a growing African institution committed to deepening democracy, protecting human rights and enhancing good governance in the region. OSISA's vision is to promote and sustain the ideals, values, institutions and practices of open society, with the aim of establishing vibrant and tolerant southern African democracies in which people, free from material and other deprivation, understand their rights and responsibilities and participate actively in all spheres of life.


COSPE was founded in 1983 and is a private, secular and non-profit association.

We operate in 25 countries around the world with around 70 projects alongside thousands of women and men for a change that ensures fair and sustainable development, respect for human rights, peace and justice among peoples.

We work for the construction of a world in which diversity is considered a value , a world of many voices, where in the meeting we get rich and where social justice passes first of all through the access of everyone to equal rights and opportunities.


The Human Dignity Trust is the only organisation working globally to support strategic litigation to challenge laws that persecute people on the basis of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. We provide technical legal, communications and security assistance to lawyers and activists who are defending human rights in countries where private consensual sexual activity between adults of the same sex is criminalised.


A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We strive for a world where all people are heard, capable and vibrant


The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) provides technical and monetary support to local and regional lawyers and organizations in litigating human rights and rule of law cases in the region.

SALC also provides training in human rights and rule of law issues and facilitates networks of human rights lawyers and organizations throughout southern Africa.

SALC works in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

In addition, SALC supports litigation in South African courts that advances human rights in the southern African region, in a range of thematic areas, including prisoners' rights. SALC also supports other general human rights cases. 

FHI 360

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization based in North Carolina. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. Established in 1971, the organization has long managed in projects relating to family planning and reproductive health


The Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 1,000,000 people in 43 countries. We are currently the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the world.

AHF funds its mission to rid the world of AIDS through a network of pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic partnerships.

The Other Foundation

The Other Foundation is an African trust that advances equality and freedom in southern Africa with a particular focus on sexual orientation and gender identity. It gathers support to defend and advance the human rights and social inclusion of homosexual and bisexual women and men, as well as transgender and intersex people in southern Africa – and it gives support to groups in a smart way that enables them to work effectively for lasting change, recognizing the particular dynamics of race, poverty and inequality, sex, national origin, heritage, and politics in our part of the world. It does this by working both as a fundraiser and a grant maker.

USA Embassy in Eswatini

Through a variety of programs in education, HIV/AIDS, business development, and culture, the Office of Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Swaziland works to support Swazi projects in five main areas: , economic development of women and youth, HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, and democracy and human rights, media, education especially in the STEM fields.


All Out is a global movement for love and equality. We're mobilising thousands of people to build a world where no person will have to sacrifice their family or freedom, safety or dignity, because of who they are or who they love.

The Commonwealth Equality Network

Established in 2013, The Commonwealth Equality Network is a network of Commonwealth civil society organisations working to challenge inequality in the Commonwealth, based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  The Network was set up with the aim of giving a voice to LGBTI communities across the Commonwealth and to support joint advocacy in identifying a Commonwealth solution to a Commonwealth problem. Much like the Commonwealth itself, the membership of the Network is dominated by organisations in low and middle-income countries, in particular sub Saharan Africa. The spread of members  – many of them in existence for more than ten years – shows how widespread and longstanding support for LGBTI rights is within the Commonwealth and demonstrates the importance of civil society in leading the way on challenging homophobia and transphobia.


GiveOut is a new charity raising funds for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) causes worldwide.

Around the world, activists are doing vital work to promote and protect the rights of LGBTQI people. But the movement is underfunded, and it’s often not easy for individuals to provide support.

GiveOut has been established to create a new and sustainable source of funding for the global LGBTQI movement, by enabling individual donors to give through a single platform to fund LGBTQI activists and their organisations.


The Linkages across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES) project conducts a range of HIV prevention activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs) and to improve their enrollment and retention in care.


Frontline AIDS (formerly known as the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (IHAA) until 2019) is a global partnership of nationally based governmental and non-governmental organizations which support community organizations which promote HIV/AIDS issues in developing countries.[1] The Alliance was created in November 1993 as the International Alliance Supporting Community Action on AIDS, and later renamed the International HIV/AIDS Alliance. In 2019, they rebranded themselves as Frontline AIDS. 

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