Snaga Žene is a Bosnian NGO that is based in Tuzla, in the north-east of BiH. Led by Dr Branka Antić-Štauber, it was founded in 1999. The organization has worked extensively with women in Srebrenica who lost husbands and sons during the 1995 genocide. It also offers support to women (and a small number of men) who suffered rape and other sexual abuses during the Bosnian war, regardless of their ethnicity. Branka and her team are regularly in the field and they work in many different locations across BiH, from Brčko District and Tuzla to Modriča, Srebrenica, Višegrad and Mostar. Offering a comprehensive range of services, from medical care and legal advice to psychological and social support, Snaga Žene is committed to economically empowering women. Through its occupational therapy programme, it has provided women in Srebrenica and survivors of sexual violence with, inter alia, greenhouses, agricultural equipment, solar fruit-drying machines and seeds. Its ‘green network’ provides an opportunity for women in different parts of BiH to interact with each other, sell their produce and earn an income.
Director: Dr Branka Antić-Štauber
Address: Slanac bb, Tuzla, 75000, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Tel: +387 (0) 35 314-340/ (0) 35 314 741
Profamilia is a private non-profit organization with 52 years of experience in promoting and guaranteeing the sexual andreproductive rights of the most vulnerable and poorest sections of the Colombian population.
The organisation’s work covers the following five key areas: 1) Provision of sexual and reproductive healthcare services, 2) Distribution of contraceptive and sexual healthcare supplies 3) Implementation of comprehensive sexuality education programmes targeting girls, boys, adolescents, youth, parents and teachers, through face-to-face processes or the virtual platform EDUCA, 4) Development of socio-demographic quantitative and qualitative research, including the National Demography and Health Survey and 5) Advocacy for political and social change in relation to sexual and reproductive rights, including the development of the National Policy on Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Rights 2014 – 2021 for the Ministry of Health.
Executive Director: Marta Royo
Research and Projects Manager: Luz Janeth Forero
Address: Dirección Calle 34 No. 14-52, Bogotá, Colombia
Tel. (57) 1 339 09 00 Ext 600.
The Pacifist Route of Women
The Pacifist Route of Women (Ruta Pacifica de las Mujeres) was established in 1996 as a response to the serious violence experienced by women in conflict zones, both rural and urban. A feminist, pacifist and anti-militarist movement, it works for a negotiated resolution of the armed conflict in Colombia and seeks to make visible the impact of the war on the lives and bodies of women. The membership of the Pacific Route of Women is extremely diverse. There are Afro-Colombian women, women from indigenous communities, raizales (a Protestant Afro-Caribbean ethnic group), students, trade unionists and campesinas (women from rural areas). Some of them have been victims of the armed conflict. The women represent 300 different organizations – including feminist organizations, women’s networks for sexual and reproductive rights, women’s ecological organizations and artists’ organizations – and they reach out to nearly 10,000 women in more than 142 municipalities (in 18 departments) of Colombia.
In 2012, the Pacifist Route of Women published the results of the research Commission of Truth and Memory of Women Victims of the Armed Conflict. Focused on 1,000 female survivors of the armed conflict, it looks at how the conflict has affected these women, how they have coped and what they need in terms of reparative justice. The report is ground-breaking because it resulted from the work of the women themselves. It also offers an important resource for any future truth-seeking processes.
Address: Carrera 53 # 59-85 Barrio Quirinal, Bogotá, Distrito Capital, Colombia
Tel: (57) 1 716 9947
Facilitation for Peace and Development
Facilitation for Peace and Development (FAPAD) is a Ugandan NGO founded in 2004. It is based in Lira, northern Uganda, and directly works with communities in Lango sub region to enhance livelihoods and sustainable peace. The organization works across five strategic thematic areas, namely: legal aid, child protection, sexual and gender-based violence, food & income security and accountability in governance. FAPAD’s beneficiaries include post-conflict communities and ex-combatants of the rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), in the districts of Alebtong, Amolatar, Apac, Dokolo, Kole, Lira, Otuke and Oyam.
Address: Plot 2, Kyoga road, PO Box 73, Lira, Uganda
Tel: +256 20 090 0940
The Justice and Reconciliation Project
The Justice and Reconciliation Project (JRP) is a Ugandan NGO based in Gulu that conducts research and advocacy aimed at facilitating the active involvement of war-affected communities in processes of justice, healing and reconciliation, thereby contributing to sustainable peace. Since 2005, the organization has played a key role in transitional justice by seeking to understand and explain the interests, needs, concerns and views of communities affected by the conflict in the Acholi sub region in northern Uganda. The JRP’s work has helped to ensure that transitional justice policies and processes are informed by the experiences and needs of conflict-affected populations in Uganda and the Great Lakes region. The organization has also contributed to the development of gender and age-inclusive transitional justice programmes.
Address: PO Box 1216, Gulu, Uganda
Telephone: +256 (0)471 433 008