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Campaign Profile: Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA)

ACTSA was formed in 1994 as the successor organisation to the Anti Apartheid Movement. Since then ACTSA has been campaigning tirelessly for justice, rights and democracy for the people of southern Africa.

This year ACTSA continues its high-profile campaigns for rights in Zimbabwe, against HIV/AIDS and for universal access to critical drugs, on Nelson Mandela at 90, for corporate accountability, and around trade and gender.

In 2002, British company Cape Asbestos was forced to pay out £7.5 million in compensation to communities where it had operated, following ACTSA's campaign in solidarity with Cape's workers.

Our flagship “Dignity! Period” campaign has resulted in the distribution of almost 3 million much-needed sanitary products to the women of Zimbabwe, restoring their dignity and protecting their health. Only this February ACTSA's campaigning resulted in the European Union renewing its targeted measures against Mugabe.

As a member-led, democratic organisation ACTSA's campaigning strength comes from its supporters and that's why we need your help.

On 8 March, ACTSA will be holding a Rally for Dignity and Democracy in Zimbabwe, to join us call: 0203 263 2001; http://www.actsa.org