ABANTU for Development, established in London in 1991 by a group of concerned African women, is an international non-governmental organisation with the aim of empowering African people, especially women, to participate at local, national, regional and international levels in making decisions that affect their lives and enabling action for change.

ABANTU as an organisation, strives to eradicate the entrenched cultural, legal and political obstacles to women attaining economic independence and equality before the law. It aims to ensure the advancement of women’s interests that will benefit men and women as equal partners.

The focus of ABANTU’s work is on:

Training and capacity-building

Research, Publications and Communications

Advocacy, Public Awareness and Networking