1. Afrika Leadership Development Institute – R2 000 000
Afrika Leadership’s primary focus is the management and support for victims and survivors of gender-based violence across multiple sectors in government and civil society. The programme aims to design, accredit and implement a leadership development programme to champion prevention of gender-based violence and services to victims/survivors. The AFSA grant supported this programme.
2. The AIDS Consortium – R1 600 000
This organisation works with and facilitates a collaborative network of civil society organisations engaged in in HIV/AIDS work with a special focus on human rights. The organisation also helps to develop the capacity of its affiliates through training, the distribution of IEC materials and the operation of regional cyber cafes and resources centres for use by affiliates and local CBOs. The AFSA grant supported the overall work of the organisation.
3. AIDS Law Project / Section 27 – R1 000 000
The AIDS Law Project, recently renamed as Section 27, is a public interest law centre that seeks to influence, develop and use the law to protect, promote and advance human rights. Their activities include research, advocacy and legal action to change the socio-economic conditions that undermine human dignity and development of marginalised and vulnerable populations. The AFSA grant was awarded for core funding purposes.
4. AIDS Legal Network – R1 000 000
ALN is a human rights organisation committed to the promotion, protection and realisation of fundamental rights and freedom of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programmes include capacity building, education and training, research, networking, campaigning, lobbying and advocacy activities. The AFSA grant was awarded for core funding purposes.
5. Corridor Empowerment Project – R3 206 066
This organisation manages HIV/AIDS programmes in the long-distance road freight industry in South Africa. It currently coordinates 13 primary health care centres for truck drivers located along the national road network. The AFSA grant was awarded for core funding purposes.
6. Field Band Foundation (FBF) – R1 500 000
This organisation facilitates behaviour modifications, with the aim of fostering an HIV-free generation among the FBF members. The programme is constantly improving and expanding in order to ensure that these young people are assisted to stay HIV-negative. A major accolade was that some of the their band members were selected to participate in the World Cup 2010 opening and closing ceremonies. The AFSA grant was awarded for core funding purposes.
7. Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation with Developing Countries (HIVOS) SA Joint Gender Fund – R2 000 000
The Joint Gender Fund is a collaborative funding mechanism to provide grants to civil society organisations in support of projects that integrate gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS and/or socio-economic development of vulnerable and marginalised populations. It is a joint response aimed to include men and boys as a target group in working towards changing attitudes and behaviour. The AFSA grant was a contribution to the joint fund.
8. Masimanyane Women’s Support Group – R3 000 000
This organisation continues to be a leader in prevention of gender-based violence in Eastern Cape, focusing on the intersection of sexual and reproductive health rights and HIV/AIDS. The organisation’s work is underpinned by three principles of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women and Girls which are substantive equality, non-discrimination and government accountability. The AFSA grant was awarded for core funding purposes.
9. OUT (LGBT) Well-Being – R400 000
Out (LGBT) was founded in 1994 to promote the rights and physical and mental wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Funding from AFSA supported their new campaign to increase the access and usage of services which includes lesbian support groups, the OUT clinic delivering HCT, and the referral of clients to government clinics and services.
10. Sonke Gender Justice Network – R2 500 000
This organisation plays a vital role in engaging men to address the issue of HIV/AIDS. To achieve this, it embarked on its flagship ‘One Man Can Campaign’ using a range of evidence- based strategies to promote gender transformation. These include training and technical assistance to government and civil society organisations, community education, and mobilisation and advocacy promoting the implementation of existing gender- and HIV/AIDS-related policy and legislation. The grant from AFSA supported this campaign.
11. World AIDS Day Campaign International – R400 000
The World AIDS Campaign International works to generate maximum awareness and preparedness in, and action from, civil society to act on HIV. The grant from AFSA has contributed to core costs of the operation of the World AIDS Campaign International in South Africa, in part as a stimulus to work around gender-based violence as a vector of HIV in South Africa, and around improving Parliament/Provincial Legislature/local government/traditional leader links to HIV civil society in South Africa.