Organisations

Y Care International (YMCA)

UK

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3-9 Southampton Row
London WC1B 5HY

The international development agency of the YMCA movement. Focuses on the needs and contributions of young people in the developing world, who face the severest of economic and social conditions. They aim to provide financial support for projects that aim to promote self-sufficiency. Funds are chanelled through local YMCAs, which develop projects with their local communities. They aim to broaden the opportunities available to marginalised young people and enable them to escape the poverty trap. They also aim to raise the awareness of development issues in the UK

ActionAid International

South Africa

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PostNet Suite No 248
Private Bag x31
Saxonwold 2132
Johannesburg

ActionAid International works in 35 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Through long term development, relief and peace building work, ActionAid aims to secure lasting improvements in people's quality of lives and to support poor and marginalised groups to secure their basic rights to live a more fulfilled and dignified life. ActionAid works in partnership with over 2,000 civil society partners ranging from village-based AIDS support and women’s credit groups to national peasants’ movements and global education campaigns. ActionAid also works with national and local governments in poor countries to ensure that they respect, protect and fulfil their citizens’ human rights. ActionAid’s work reaches 13 million of the world’s poorest people and it employs 1,800 staff - 90% of them from developing countries

Oxfam

UK

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Policy and Practice Web Team
Oxfam House
John Smith Drive
Oxford
OX4 2JY

Oxfam GB is a development, relief, and campaigning organisation dedicated to finding lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. They believe that every human being is entitled to a life of dignity and opportunity; and they work with poor communities, local partners, volunteers, and supporters to help this become a reality. Oxfam's HIV and AIDS work includes efforts to mainstream action on HIV and AIDS into all of its programmes, as well as activities specifically on responding to the challenges of the epidemic. The work on mainstreaming is well-documented and can be found at http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_we_do/issues/hivaids/mainstreaming.htm

European Commission : International Cooperation and Development (EuropeAid)

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The Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) - EuropeAid - is responsible for designing European international cooperation and development policy and delivering aid throughout the world.

DG DEVCO is in charge of development cooperation policy in a wider framework of international cooperation, adapting to the evolving needs of partner countries. This encompasses cooperation with developing countries at different stages of development, including with countries graduated from bilateral development assistance to cover the specific needs of these countries during the transition period between low income countries and upper middle income countries. DG DEVCO works closely with other Commission services responsible for thematic policies, as well as with the European External Action Service and Commission services on external action, so as to facilitate and help ensure a consistent approach.

Save the Children UK, South East and East Asia Regional Office

Singapore

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352 Tanglin Road
Tanglin International Centre
#03-01 Strathmore Building
Singapore 247671

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. STC work to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. STC make sure that children affected by floods, famines, earthquakes and armed conflict get life-saving medical aid, shelter, food and water. They safeguard children and help reunite separated families. They also help children recover from crises by providing emotional support and safe places to learn and play. STC is a global leader in improving children’s health and strengthening community-based health systems. Through supporting programmes that promote learning in school and in the community, STC are able to influence global and national policy to improve children’s access to education. STC also help to ensure that children are safe and protected.

European Network On Independent Living (ENIL)

Ireland

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Ground Floor
Chase House
City Junction Business Park
Northern Cross
Malahide Road
Dublin

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is a Europe-wide network of people with disabilities, with members throughout Europe. ENIL is a forum for all disabled people, Independent Living organisations and their non-disabled allies on the issues of Independent Living. ENIL represents the disability movement for human rights and social inclusion based on solidarity, peer support, de-institutionalisation, democracy, self-representation, cross disability and self-determination.

ENIL promotes equal opportunities for disabled people and fights against discrimination in Europe. ENIL addresses the under-representation of persons with extensive disabilities in European disability and social politics, as well as in mainstream society

OVCI

Italy

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OVCI la Nostra Famiglia
Via Don Luigi Monza 1
22037 Ponte Lambro (CO)

A NGO, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that carries out projects of development cooperation for the benefit of people, mainly in children, in situations of social and disability through interventions:

Rehabilitation
Formation
Social work
Basic medicine
Development Education

The NGO works abroad in South Sudan, Sudan, Brazil, Ecuador, China and Morocco. It is active in Italy with the "entertainment groups" present in 6 regions

Southern African Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)

Botswana

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P. O. Box AE 901 AEH, Molapo Crossing
Ipelo House, Plot 103, Unit 3, Commerce Park
Gaborone

We are a leading Southern African disability-focused network engaged in coordination of activities of organisations of Persons with Disabilities in the Southern Africa region. The organisation was formed in 1986 by persons with disabilities as a federation of Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) with a strong presence in 10 countries. In each of these countries, we coordinate our programs and activities through national federations of DPOs, as follows:

- Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Angola (FAPED);
- Botswana Federation of Disabled People (BOFOD);
- Lesotho National Federation of the Disabled (LNFOD);
- Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA);
- Forum of Associations of Disabled People in Mozambique (FAMOD);
- National Federation of People with Disabilities in Namibia (NFPDN);
- Disabled People South Africa (DPSA);
- Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Swaziland (FODSWA);
- Zambia Federation of Disabled (ZAFOD); and
- Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Zimbabwe (FODPZ).

OUR MISSION

"To advocate for the rights of Persons with Disabilities as well as nurturing and strengthening its affiliates and other stakeholders in Southern Africa to ensure promotion of inclusive development and human rights for persons with disabilities."

OUR SLOGAN

SAFOD operates under the following motto: "Unlocking an Inclusive Society for Persons with Disabilities in Southern Africa."

OUR VISION

"An inclusive society where Persons with Disabilities are treated with dignity, respect and on the basis of equality."

WHAT WE DO

SAFOD delivers on its mission of strengthening DPOs in SAFOD member countries through training, research, coordination, information-sharing, promotion of human rights and stimulating persons with disabilities' political and social development.