Africa Unite (AU) is a human rights and youth empowerment organisation that works with citizens, refugees and migrants to prevent conflicts, enhance social cohesion and promote socio-economic development. It was formed in 2001 in response to violence against asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in New Cross Roads, in Nyanga a sprawling, impoverished, predominantly black townships on the outskirts of Cape Town in the Western Cape. Initially part of IDASA (the Institute for Democracy in South Africa) AU became an autonomous, registered organisation in 2004. (more…)
The United Nations Association of South Africa (UNASA) is the South African chapter of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA). We promote the goals and principles of the UN and its agencies through community engagement and work with civil society and government in South Africa. UNASA defines itself as the “people’s movement of the United Nations” and our work builds upon the opening statement of the UN Charter “We the Peoples of the United Nations…” to bring the UN to the people and the people to the UN. There are UNASA chapters in universities across the country. We…
MRASA Refugee Centre is a non-profit organisation (068- 857- NPO) aimed at among others creating a harmonious relationship between the South African local community and all foreign nationals in the republic. MRASA’s No to xenophobia initiative; www.no2xenophobia.co.za aimed at promoting social cohesion, proudly supports The Orange World Youth Summit.
Borne out of the 1999 Parliament of World Religions, the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative was established in 2000 and has been successful in bringing the interfaith agenda into the mainstream of religious and political consciousness. As the coordinating body for the interfaith movement in the Western Cape, it is seen as the driving force in the pursuit of inter-religious understanding and dialogue. Since its inception, the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative has broadened the scope of interfaith activities at local, City and Provincial levels, with a view to building a model for other Provinces. For more information see – http://capeinterfaith.org.za/
The Center for Non-violence and Peace Studies is an integral part of Madina Institute, a premier destination for Islamic education in which Muslims from all backgrounds can engage traditional Islamic teachings in a healthy and tolerant environment. The primary goal of the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies is to continue the Madinan School of Nonviolence and Peace as laid down in the Prophetic example, and to challenge global extremism, in both its violent and nonviolent forms. For more information – http://cnv.madinainstitute.org.za/