Giustizia, Pace, Integrità del Creato
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Giustizia, Pace, Integrità<br /> del Creato
Giustizia, Pace, Integrità del Creato
Giustizia, Pace, Integrità del Creato

Fahamu – Network for Social Justice

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Fahamu – Network for Social Justice


This website is completely centred on Africa & on social justice for Africa. It’s clearly organized and offers 4 interesting services: 
Adilisha Programme: Adilisha delivers movement building learning, popular education and consciousness raising tools to social movements, activists and other stakeholders, to strengthen the movement for social justice in Africa and globally.
Pambazuka Programme (News & Press): Pambazuka News is the authoritative Pan-African electronic weekly newsletter  forsocial justice in Africa and the global South providing cutting edge commentary and in-depth analysis on the struggle for freedom and justice. It is produced weekly by citizens and organisations who together produce insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses.
Tuliwaza programme (Knowledge Building and Generation): Tuliwaza seeks to generate, share and democratize various forms of knowledge based on the needs and input of African social movements.
Utetezi Programme (Africa-centred Advocacy): Utetezi provides platforms for Africa-centred advocacy that strengthens movements and citizens voices in policy agenda setting and implementation while amplifying progressive African voices and decision-making.
Having received the Pambazka Newsletter over several years, I noticed a change:
1-. Though it states: “While Fahamu seeks to work broadly with the movement for social justice in Africa, we recognize the need to focus our work in order to leverage impact. Over the years, we have developed core competences and networks on issues that are critical in Africa. While we have prioritized these movements in our current strategic plan, this focus does not exclude us from working or collaborating with other movements where feasible. In particular we feel it is critical that movements view themselves not in isolation but build across movements for social justice, therefore we support collaboration between movements and across networks wherever feasible.”
2-. It works (as it is said under the section Who we work with) primarily with: Feminist movements, Workers’ movement and trade unions, LGBTI and sex worker movements, Farmer and land related movements, Movements led by refugees and displaced persons, Social justice movements
3-. At the end, this means that while at the beginning Pambazuka Newsletter emphasized Farmer and land related issues, now the stress is on Feminist, LGBTI, and Social justice issues from specific African perspective. (
In the section Who we are (About Fahamu), it’s said:
Our Vision
Fahamu has a vision of the world where people organise to emancipate themselves from all forms of oppression, recognise their social responsibilities, respect each other’s differences, and realise their full potential.
Our Mission

Fahamu strengthens and nurtures the movement for social justice in Africa by:

  • generating knowledge to serve activism, bridging the gap between theory and practice – Tuliwaza
  • creating learning for, by and across movements – Adilisha
  • amplifying Africa-centered voices, perspectives and solutions in policy and decision-making at all levels – Utetezi
  • creating platforms for analysis and debate – Pambazuka
Our Strategy

The outcome of our work in Africa over the next five years (2010-2015) will be increased democratization of political, social and economic spaces creating meaningful change based on a people-centred progressive agenda.

During 2010-2015, Fahamu aims to strengthen social justice movements’ ability to:

  • articulate and implement people and Africa-centered solutions through diverse, innovative and effective strategies and tactics
  • actively participate in local, national, continental and global processes as significant actors for change
  • develop self-sustaining and self-determining movements
  • locate themselves within an African context, with respect to one another and multiple stakeholders, both historically and contemporarily
  • create alternative frameworks and realities for progressive change

Fahamu is distinctively placed as a pan-African organisation supporting and working collaboratively with social movements over the long term. Rather than imposing generic solutions to address the needs of and to strengthen movements, Fahamu is committed to ensuring that our interventions are relevant, timely and significant to the movements we serve.

Our approach respects the collective leadership, self-determination and self-sustainability of our partners. Further, Fahamu seeks to provide diverse and innovative approaches, tactics and resources to the social movements that we work with. With our expertise, access to information and networks, we seek to enhance the access of transformative social movements to each other as well as to the processes, knowledge, skills, experience and platforms to strengthen their work.

Fahamu comprises a small core of highly skilled and experienced staff based in Nairobi, Kenya; Cape Town, South Africa; Dakar, Senegal and Oxford, UK.