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Activism Row

Day 1 - 19 March 2022

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 ACCESS CHAPTER 2

The name Access Chapter 2 (AC2) is based on the South African Constitution’s Bill of Rights, Chapter 2. Founded in 2013 AC2 vision to create a world where Women and LGBTI+ people in their diversity have equal access to human rights. Their mission is to access Chapter 2 (AC2) works to improve the lives of women and LGBTI+ people locally, regionally, and globally. Access Chapter 2 will achieve this through the values of ubuntu, informing public policy, fostering change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through provision of direct services, legal support and advocacy, education, research and community engagement.

ONE IN NINE

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Formed in 2006 to support Fezeka “Kwezi” Kuzwayo during the Jacob Zuma rape trial, One in Nine is a network of organizations and individuals driven by feminist principles and the desire to live in a society where women are the agents of their own lives, including their sexual lives. The Campaign supports and advocates for the rights of women who speak out against sexual violence, as well as other survivors, in five ways:
 

• Solidarity in action and building feminist activism.

• Feminist knowledge production and research

• Media advocacy

• Justice and legal transformation

• Direct Action

R2P: RIGHT2PROTEST

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R2P: Right2Protest (R2P) is a coalition of organisations that aim to advance and support the realisation of the constitutional right to protest as entrenched in section 17 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, by providing legal assistance and support to all protesters. R2P uses a multidisciplinary approach to interrogate the issues giving rise to protest and those associated with the act of protest itself. In using a multidisciplinary approach, R2P takes seriously the need to adopt an intersectional lens to strengthen progressive lawyering in a society where conservative norms govern the right to protest. In advancing the right to protest, R2P also provides workshops that educate and train communities on the right to protest and the procedures involved. R2P also wishes to change the narrative of protest action in South Africa and enhance progressive lawyering.

PROBONO.ORG

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ProBono.Org was started in 2006 to engage lawyers to take on the cases of people who could not afford to pay for their services.  We align ourselves closely with the rights outlined in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Our panel of pro bono attorneys has grown over the years and through them we are able to provide legal assistance worth many millions of Rand per year to indigent and marginalised clients.  

 

Our legal clinics and help desks aid in the areas of labour law, family law, child law, housing, deceased estates, police brutality and refugee law and we provide support to several community advice offices.

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CALS: THE CENTRE FOR APPLIED LEGAL STUDIES

CALS: The Centre for Applied Legal Studies (“CALS”) is a civil society organisation based at the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand. CALS is also a law clinic registered with the Legal Practice Council. As such, CALS connects the worlds of both academia and social justice. CALS’ vision is a socially, economically, and politically just society where repositories of power, including the State and the private sector, uphold human rights.

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 10 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights.

VALUED CITIZENS INITIATIVE

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Valued Citizens Initiative connects, enables and inspire school leaders, teachers, social workers, parents and learners in a quest to lead a value driven life as Valued Citizens. Enhancing confidence, creativity, accountability, empathy and a sense of purpose from school to home, Valued Citizens Initiative develops the ecosystem of a child through professional development programmes as well as learners through soft skills programmes. Their vision is to encourage citizens to take responsibility for their civil rights, abide by the rule of law and take pride in their national identity contributing towards the South African economy.

GREENPEACE

Greenpeace exists because this fragile earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs action.
 

Greenpeace Africa is a growing movement of people acting in the protection of the environment. Our campaigns use peaceful, creative confrontation to expose environmental injustices around the world and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.
 

Greenpeace has always been more than an organisation. We have been, and are today, a movement. A diverse, multinational, multicultural movement of ordinary individuals determined to bring about extraordinary changes necessary to realise a greener, more peaceful future.

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