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General Purposes

South Africa National Anti-Discrimination Forum

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2006
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The South Africa National Anti-Discrimination Forum was created in 2001 after the United Nations Third World Conference Against Racism and South Africa’s national conference against racism. Its mission is to develop and implement a plan for action to assist in the creation of a society free of racism and unfair discrimination.Multiyear funding will support the forum’s efforts to ensure that all people in South Africa are aware of their rights with regard to equality, discrimination and redress; advocate to ensure that the government implements policies and mechanisms that effectively address past imbalances with regards to power and resources; create a platform for ordinary people to voice their concerns, fears and hopes on issues of racism, discrimination and other forms of intolerance; conduct and publish research on the challenges of racism in South Africa; and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of national policies, legislation and interventions dealing with racial inequality, discrimination and past injustices.Recent accomplishments included assisting in the development, adoption and implementation of a National Action Plan against Racism for South Africa; establishing a database of organizations, individuals and institutions in South Africa involved in anti-racism and -discrimination work; and working to determine the best ways to address the country’s apartheid legacy of racial inequality, mistrust and conflict.