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General Purposes

Ditshwanelo CAR²AS

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2004–July 31, 2006
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The Centre for Anti-Racism and Anti-Sexism Trust was created to help people better understand and deal with the impact of racism and sexism at both an institutional and individual level. The center works closely with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to encourage the establishment of a more inclusive society and to reverse the legacy of racism in South Africa.Multiyear funding will enable the center to continue building its relationships with SAHRC, other nonprofit organizations working in the field of race and ethnic relations, and the private sector to develop and implement nondiscrimination policies and practices; and to encourage the building of a more inclusive and nonracial society. Efforts will focus on addressing racism and discrimination at the institutional and individual levels; developing sets of tools for organizations to measure internal equity, empowerment and transformation; and convening bimonthly events that focus on topical and relevant issues within societies related to racism and discrimination.Accomplishments during the past two years included conducting workshops for more than 50 non-governmental organizations throughout South Africa; supporting the development of equity plans for a range of private companies; developing a forum on anti-racism in the Eastern Cape to create a model for cross-sectoral collaboration; and hosting public dialogues to reflect on progress and challenges during the first decade of South Africa’s democracy.