Women's Organisations

South Africa

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Center for Women's Studies
Univeristy of South Africa
P.O. Box 392
Pretoria, 0001
South Africa

Women-in-Research Project
Centre for Science Decelopment
Human Sciences Research Council
Private Bag X270
Pretoria 0001
Tel: (012) 302 2054
Fax: (012) 302 2421
E-mail: nprimo@silwane.hsrc.ac.za
URL: http://csd.hsrc.ac.za/wir.html
W-i-R seeks to stimulate discussion on, and addressm key issues that affect women researchers. Of particular concern is the serious under-representatio of women among senior researchers, heads of departments, senior management, and among those who access resources from funding agencies and organisations. The project maintains an online database of women researchers in South Africa.

Centre for Gender Studies
University of Venda
Private bag x5050
Thohoyandou 0950
South Africa
Tel. +27 159 824757
Fax: +27 159 824749
Email: einjiro@caddy.univen.ac.za
The Centre for Gender Studies offers a full -fledged academic programme leading to the award of university degrees and diplomas. All the courses will be at post-graduate level targeting mainly the professionals in the field in need of gender perspective in-put to their work. The Centre will encourage all schools to incorporate gender perspectives in the subjects offered at undergraduate level.

Southern African Association Of Youth Clubs
P.O. Box 344
Maraisburg 1700
South Africa
Tel: 674 5405
Fax: 674 5485

ANC Women's League
P.O. Box 61884, Marshalltown 2107
Johannesburg 2000
South Africa
Tel: (011)330-7288
Fax: (011)330-7144

P.O. Box 3246
Johannesburg 2000
South Africa
Tel: (011) 336 8996
Fax: (011) 336 8990

National Council of Women of South Africa
P.O. Box 1242, Johannesburg 2000
South Africa
Tel: 011-834-1366
Telex: 291213
Women, Welfare, Community

Rural Women's Movement
POB 62535
Johannesburg 2000
South Africa
Tel: (27 11) - 833 1060
Fax: (27 11) - 834 8385

Women's Health Project
Third Floor, Spencer Lister Building
P.O. Box 1038
South African Institute for Medical Research
University of the Witwatersrand
Box 1038, Johannesburg, 2000
South Africa
tel: +27 11 489 9925/17/05
fax: +27 11 489 9922
E-mail: womenhp@sn.apc.org or womenhp@wn.acp.org
URL: http://www.womensnet.org.za/health/whppam.htm
At present, the project's aims are to develop and promote research assessing the implementation of integrated women's health services, to help policy makers reach a consensus on the integration of women's health services and primary health care, to expose nurses to gender sensitive approaches to women's health, to promote the existence of a vibrant women's health movement, and to facilitate agreement between NGOs and government agencies on a common list of development indicators to guide program development. As well as a newsletter the Women's Health Project publishes manuals, conference proceedings and original research.

Women's Institute For Leadership, Development And Democracy
187 Bree St., Longsbank Building, 12th Floor
Johannesburg 2000
South Africa
Tel: (27-11) 836 5656
Fax: (27-11) 836 5620

13th Floor, Longsbank Building
187 Bree Street, Johannesburg, 2000
or P O Box 31 Johannesburg 2000
South Africa
Tel: +27 011 838 6943/4
Fax: +27 011 492 1058
email: women@wn.apc.org
URL: http://www.womensnet.org.za
Women'sNet, a project designed to enable South African women to use the Internet to find the people, issues, resources, tools and skills they need. Created by women, for women.

Joint Enrichment Project
6th Floor, Khotoso House, 62 Marshall St
Johannesburg 2001
South Africa
Tel: (271-1) 834-6865/9
Fax: (271-1) 834-4955

National Council Of African Women
18 Philip Street, POB 9833
Gauteng, Johannesburg 2001
South Africa
Tel: (27-11) 935 1597
Fax: (27 11) 935 2157

Dames Aktueel
P.O. Box 91098
Aucklandpark 2006
South Africa
Tel: 011 726 1635
Fax: 011 726 1611

Office on the Status of Women
Deputy Presidents Office
P.O. Box 592
Auckland Park 2006
South Africa
Telephone: 011-729-4230/1938
Objectives: Take forward the National Women's Empowerment Policy; Act as a catalyst for affirmative action; Working with the function departments, provinces and all publically funded bodies to ensure integration of a gender perspective in all policies and programmes; Arrange for training in gender analysis; Initiate cross-sectoral action in areas that cut across line functions e.g. violence against women; Initiate policy oriented research; Consult and liaise with civil society and Parliament.

Gay and Lesbian Archives of South Africa (GALA)
P. O. Box 31719
2017 Braamfontein
South Africa
Tel: +27 11 716 2818 or +27 11 716 2444
Fax: +27 11 716 2818
E-mail: galasa@pixie.co.za
URL: http://www.wits.ac.za/library/gala.htm
The Gay and Lesbian Archives (GALA) was established in January 1997. In 1996, South Africa became the first country to include a specific provision in the constitution which outlaws discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. GALA was created to house an extensive range of material relating to the gay and lesbian's experience in South Africa. In the first year, GALA collected documentary material from lesbian and gay organizations and individuals, exhibited archival material, and participated in an oral history project. Its collection includes academic and research material, media coverage, legal records, and files of persons and organizations. Languages: English, Afrikaans, Seswati, Zulu, SeSotho.

National Progressive Primary Health Care Network
P.O. Box 32095
Braamfontein 2017
South Africa
Tel: (27 11)- 403 4647
Fax: (27 11)- 403 1832

National Women's Resource And Service Centre
P.O. Box 31104, 3rd Floor, Heerengracht Building
Braamfontein 2017
South Africa
Tel: (27-11) 403-7614/5
Fax: (27-11) 403-7879

Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre to end violence against women
PO Box 31006
Braamfontein 2017 South Africa
Tel: +27 011 403 4267/70 or 4038230
Email: naomi@wn.apc.org
Mission: To eradicate the victimization of women by the legal system, to make the legal system a vehicle for social change for women by influencing policy and legislation through advocacy, lobbying, education, training and research on violence against women. Difference with other organisations working in violence against women - do not offer support, counselling to abused women, but work with government and other institutions to bring about change for women.

Women For Peace
Oliver Tambo Centre, 128-2nd St Wynberg, POB 1763
Bramley 2018
South Africa
Tel: (2711) 440 1334
Fax: (27-11) 440-1338

The Women's Lobby
P O Box 130721
Bryanston 2021
South Africa
Tel/Fax 27 11 463 2068
email: deeraven@global.co.za or babettekabak@cs.com
website: www. thewomenslobby.org.za
The website contains the history of TWL which was the first organization in South Africa to focus on getting women into politics and policy making.

Inter-Denominational Women's Prayer League
P.O. Box 15
Chiawelo 2090
South Africa
Tel: (27 11) - 986 6251
Fax: (27 11) - 984 4114

The African National Congress Women's League Department
PO Box 61884
Marshalltown 2107, Johannesburg.
South Africa
Tel: +27 11 330 7143
Fax: +27 11 330 7144.

Joint Enrichment Project
POB 62024
Marshalltown 2107
South Africa
Tel: (271-1) 834-6865/9
Fax: (271-1) 834-4955

National NGO Planning Committee For Beijing
P.O. Box 62319
Marshalltown 2107
South Africa
Tel: (27 11) 331125
Fax: (27 11) 3312326

Rural Women's Movement
62 Marshall St., 4th Flr. Khotso
Marshalltown 2107
South Africa
Tel: (27 11) - 833 1060
Fax: (27 11) - 834 8385

Women's National Coalition
P.O. Box 62319, Marshalltown 2107
South Africa
Tel: (011) 331 5958/9
Fax: (011) 331 5957

Human Rights Institute of South Africa:
Working toward equal rights.
PO Box 784678, Sandton 2146
South Africa
Tel: +27 11 884 2647
Fax: +27 11 884 0421
URL: http://www.sn.apc.org/sangonet/hr/hurisa/

National Council of Women of South Africa
8 Linksfield Heights
Linksfield, Johannesburg 2192.
South Africa
Umbrella Organisation promoting equal rights.

Advice Desk For Abused Women
Private Bag X54001
Durban 4000
South Africa
Tel: 31 8202862
Tel: 31 8202160

Centre for Gender Studies
University of Natal
Private Bag X10,
Durban 4001, South Africa
South Africa
Tel +27 31 260 1114
Fax:+27 31 260 1519
email: charthaigh@mtb.und.ac.za
URL: http://www.unp.ac.za/UNPDepartments/politics/gender/gender.htm
We are housed in the Faculty of Human Science, and offer undergraduate courses as well as a host of post graduate courses, as well as a full Honours degree, Masters and PhD programme. We enrol students from all over the southern African region. Our Centre also facilitates work in our wider community: amongst Public Service employees we have a gender sensitivity and women's rights project running; a Women and the Media research project and training section running, as well as various projects on Education and Gender equity. Our web site contains course information, biographical details of people associated with the Centre, directions for subscribing to GENNET, and electronic discussion list about gender issues in South Africa, and links to women- and gender-related resources.

PO Box 18983
4014 South Africa
Tel: +27 31 224184/5/6
Fax: +27 31 223930
E-mail: director@agenda.org.za or editor@agenda.org.za or subs@agenda.org.za
URL: http://www.oneworld.org/agenda
Agenda, is a feminist media project and has been in existence for 10 years in South Africa. We produce a journal, four times a year dealing with issues and themes that effect the women in this country.

Tongaat And Districts Child And Family Welfare Society And Community Centre
P.O. Box 135 , Ganies Mall 4400
South Africa
Tel: 0322 21514
Fax: 0322 21225

Masimanyane Women's Support Centre
17 Porter Street
5201 East London
South Africa
Tel: +27 431 439 169
Fax: +27 431 439 176
E-mail: maswsc@iafrica.com
URL: http://www.womensnet.org.za/pvaw/organisations/masimanyane.htm
TheCentre is involved in addressing violence against women in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. It is the first facility offering a gender specific service to victims and survivors of gender based violence. Masimanyane (meaning 'let's unite') started as a crisis and support centre. Since its establishment, the centre has developed rapidly and a wide range of activities and programs are now undertaken. Masimanyane aims to set up a information and documentation centre, as part of establishing itself as a facilitator in the Eastern Cape Region. Languages: English, Xhosa, Afrikaans.

National Federation Business and Professional Women of South Africa
P.O. Box 2937 George 6530
South Africa
Email: mr@intekom.co.za
Web Address: http://home.intekom.com/bpwsa
The International Federation of Business & Professional Women has clubs in over 108 countries world-wide. BPW South Africa is affiliated to the International Federation of Business & Professional Women, one of the most influential organisations in the world. Established in 1930 in the United States of America with the S.A. Federation established in 1948. It is recognised at the United Nations Organisation and as a Non-Governmental Organisation, has consultative status (Category 1) at the UN Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC), the UN Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Centre for Adult and Continuing Education (CACE)
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17, Bellville 7335
South Africa
Tel: 021-959-2798/9
Fax: 021-959-2481
e-Mail: caceuwc@wn.apc.org

Community Law Centre, University Of Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Belville 7535
South Africa
Tel: (27-21) 959 2950
Fax: (27-21) 959 2411

Women and Human Rights Documentation Centre
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
7535 Bellville
South Africa
Tel: +27 21 959 3602
Fax: +27 21 959 2411
E-mail: fsafodie@law1.uwc.ac.za or gillker@iafrica.com
URL: http://www.uwc.ac.za/l_clclaw/index.htm
The project was conceptualized in the early 1990s as a documentation centre which would form a base for the research activities of the Women's and Human Rights Project. In addition to this aim, it was essential to make the materials accessible to a broader constituency working in the field of women's human rights in South Africa. Once funding was secured the preparations for the centre began, and in 1996 its doors were officially opened.

Rural Foundation
P.O. Box 771
Stellenbosch 7599
South Africa
Tel: (021)887 3132/3
Fax: (021) 887 3181

Black Sash
5 Long St.
7700 Cape Town
South Africa
Tel: +27 21 685 3513
fax: +27 21 685 7510
E-mail: sn0286@connectinc.com

The Divorce Support Programme
77 Prieska Road, Sybrand Park,
Rondebosch, 7700, Cape Town
South Africa
A project of the Muslim Youth Movement of South Africa. The programme provides women who are considering divorce, divorced, experiencing marital problems with emotional, spiritual, psychological and other forms of support.

Forum for African Women Educationalists South Africa (FAWESA)
c/o African Gender Institute
Cambria House
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7700
South Africa
Phone: +27 21 686 5815 or 650 2970/1/4102- extension 227.
Fax: +27 21 686 0006
Email: fawesa@agi.uct.ac.za
We are Fawesa - which is the South African Chapter for the Forum for African Women Educationalist (FAWE), a partnership of African women cabinet ministers, women vice - chancellors of universities and other senior women policy makers, who assume leadership for education planning and implementation in their countries. Our broad objective as a South African Chapter is to build gender equity in education and training, through addressing policy-making and implementation in education at all levels.

Gender Desk of the Muslim Youth Movement in South Africa
77 Prieska Road, Sybrand Park,
Rondebosch, 7700, Cape Town
South Africa
This organisation aims to empower women mainly through education. Other activities include; vigorous campaings and lobbying.

South African Association of University Women
P.O.Box 6 Woodlands Parks,
Rondebosch 7700
South Africa
Tel: (27 11) 689 3458
(Women, Community, Research)

African Gender Institute
University of Cape Town
Private Bag
Rondebosch 7701
South Africa
Tel: +27 21 650 2970
Fax: +27 21 685 2142
e-Mail: agi@agi.uct.ac.za or eca40th@un.org or jradloff@agi.uct.ac.za
URL: http://www.uct.ac.za/org/agi
The AGI was established at the University of Cape Town following a consultative process involving stakeholders in many parts of Africa. Its mission is to further gender equality in Africa. The Documentation and Information Centre is a reference facility open to anyone who wishes to access the available collection, consisting of approximately 10.000 items. The centre focuses on collecting grey i.e. unpublished or semi-published material on gender relations.

Gender in Africa Information Network (GAIN)
c/o Jennifer Radloff
African Gender Institute, UCT
Private Bag Rondebosch
7701 South Africa
Tel: 2721 650 2970
Fax: 272 685 2142
E-mail: jradloff@agi.uct.ac.za
GAIN aims to facilitate communication, discussion, and information sharing between organisations and people interested in gender and women's issues in Africa. As a network, GAIN is committed to making indigenous information on women and gender valued, visible, and accessible globally and participate in the global information society in order to promote gender justice and women's rights in Africa.

Law, Race and Gender Research Unit
University of Cape Town
Room 1.06 Kramer Law Building
Law Faculty
Rondebosch, 7701
tel: 021 650 3914
fax: 021 685 5773
e-mail: amien@law.uct.ac.za

Catholic Women League, South Africa
P.O.Box 18981, Wynberg 7824
South Africa
(Women, Community development)

Ilitha Labuntu
NY 22 No 26(a)
P.O. Box 7
Woodstock 7915
South Africa
Tel: 021 633 2383 or 021 633 2378
Fax: 021 638 2956
This is a community-based organisation which specifically deals with the issue of violence against women and children in communities.

InTouch Women Performance Group
c/o Triangle Project
P O Box 43282
Woodstock, 7915
Cape Town, South Africa.
Tel: 27 21 448 3812/3
Fax 27 21 4484089
e-mail: Triangle@icon.co.za
AIM: Empower lesbian women and thereby enriching their lives; facilitate self growth and development among participating women, through the medium of drama, poetry, songs and cultural dances.

Gender Advocacy Programme
7th Floor, Ruskin House, Roeland St
Cape Town, 8001
Tel. ++021-4650197
Fax. ++021-4650089
e-mail: genap@sn.apc.org
web: http://www.gender.co.za
The Gender Advocacy Programme (GAP) is a non-governmental organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa. GAP is an advocacy & lobbying organisation which aims to bridge the "gap" between government and civil society, especially for poor black women. GAP focuses its work on seven areas: Domestic Violence, Social Policy and Gender, Gender Advocacy and Lobbying Training, Reproductive Health, Women and Governance, Local Government and Gender, and Women and the Media.

National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) Human Rights
Research and Advocacy Project
PO Box 15803, Vlaeberg 8018
Cape Town ,South Africa
Tel (2721) 23-6309
Fax (2721) 24-3561
URL: http://www.sunsite.wits ac.za./nadelproject
Although we are not a women's organisation, we focus a great deal on gender and also try to mainstream it into our work.


Institute for Gender Studies, University of South Africa
The Institute offers an Honours degree in Gender Studies, a seminar series and a programme for graduate interns.
URL: http://www.unisa.ac.za/dept/gen/index.html

National Council of Women of South Africa
P.O. Box 72499
Parkview, Johannesburg
Tel/Fax: +27 11 447 4407
Umbrella organisation promoting equal rights.

Sexual Harassment Prevention and Support Services
A panel of volunteer students and staff who had received training and offer the the following services: educational awareness on sexual harassment; provision of mediation and supportive counselling to sexually harassed students and staff; provision of support and guidance in laying formal charges on sexual harassment through the University disciplinary channels; provision of supportive counselling to students who are victims of rape. We also network with other organization in the field of violence against women,within the Cape Town area.We are affiliated to the Western- Cape Network on Violence Against Women. Some of our volunteer Counsellors received training in rape crisis counselling,from Rape Crisis Centre

South African Association For Literacy And Adult Education
10th Fl., Albany House E
61 Victoria Embankment, Durban
South Africa
Tel: (031) 3014428
Fax: (031) 3053506

Women for Peace
PO Box 25 Alexandria
South Africa
+27-11-646-1209 fax

Women's Health Research Unit
University of Cape Town
South Africa

The Women's National Coalition:
NGO Secretariat for Beijing,South Africa
PO Box 62319, South Africa.
Tel: (27-11) 331-1125/6/7
Fax: (27-11) 331 - 2363.

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