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Le portail rinoceros d’informations sur les initiatives citoyennes pour la construction d’un autre monde a été intégré au nouveau site Ritimo pour une recherche simplifiée et élargie.

Ce site ( constitue une archive des articles publiés avant 2008 qui n'ont pas été transférés.

Le projet rinoceros n’a pas disparu, il continue de vivre pour valoriser les points de vue des acteurs associatifs dans le monde dans le site Ritimo.

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- AllAfrica: AllAfrica Global Media is a multi-media content service provider, systems technology developer and the largest electronic distributor of African news and information worldwide. It gathers information from more than 125 african medias and more than 200 other sources of news and information.

- Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID): Founded in 1982, AWID is an international membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights.

- Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) : The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) was founded in 1980 and is an independent, public interest organisation which aims to increase public awareness on science, technology, environment and development.

- Centre for Education and Documentation (CED): Besides providing development information, CED sees its institutional role in the long term as developing and bringing into currency open democratic information systems.

- China Labour Bulletin: Founded in 1994 by labour activist Han Dongfang, China Labour Bulletin seeks to uphold and defend the rights of workers across China. We support the development of democratic trade unions, respect for and enforcement of the country’s labour laws, and the full participation of workers in the creation of civil society.

- Focus on the Global South (Focus): Focus is a non-governmental organisation with twenty staff working in Thailand, the Philippines and India. Focus was established in Bangkok in 1995 and is affiliated with the Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute.

- GenderIT emerged from the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Networking Support Programme’s (APC WNSP) advocacy work in information and communications technologies (ICTs). The need to have examples of national policy, gender-sensitive language, tools for lobbying, and an understanding of the impact of poor or positive policy all within easy access has been expressed by ICT advocates and policy makers alike.

- Globalization Monitor is a non-profit organization based in Hong Kong. It was founded shortly before the big Seattle protest against the WTO in l999. Its editorial board members are activists from trade unions, the green movement, regional groups and grassroots organizations. It has been the chief organization in HK to dedicate itself to promoting awareness of the negative effects of globalization.

- Habitat International Coalition (HIC): HIC is an independent international non-profit Coalition of organisations and individuals working in the field of human settlements. It was organized in 1976 as a nongovernmental counterpart to the UN Commission on Human Settlements. HIC members include over 450 NGOs, CBOs, academic and research institutions, civil society organisations and like-minded individuals, from 80 countries in both North and South.

- Human Rights Watch: HRW is an independent, nongovernmental organization It conducts regular, systematic investigations of human rights abuses in some seventy countries around the world. It is an essential source of information for those concerned with human rights.

- InfoChange News & Features is a four-year-old online resource base that provides news, views, perspectives and debates on crucial issues of sustainable development and social justice in India and South Asia .

- Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN): IRIN’s principal role is to provide news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia for the humanitarian community.

- Inter Press Service (IPS) was set up in 1964 as a non-profit international cooperative of journalists. It is an international, not-for-profit association of professional journalists and others in the field of communications.

- International Alliance of Inhabitants : We, representatives of the inhabitants’ associations and social movements, communities, tenants, private house owners, homeless, people living in favelas and settlements, cooperatives, indigenous peoples and working class neighbourhoods of different world region

- International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED): Created in 1971, the IIED is an international policy research institute and non governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development.

- Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN): MSN is a Canadian-based labour rights and solidarity organization committed to decent work and wages for garment workers worldwide. MSN’s program combines research, policy advocacy, corporate campaigning and engagement, coalition building, international networking and solidarity.

- OneWorld:Launched in 1995 to give a voice to people and organisations involved in development and human rights, OneWorld is today the leading online civil society network , supporting people’s media to help build a more just global society.

- Pambazuka News is an online weekly round-up of news on human rights, conflict, health, environment, social welfare, development, the internet, literature and arts in Africa. Articles can be accessed by key topics, such as Women and Gender, Elections and Governance, Human Rights, etc. There is also a section dedicated to Blogs from the African continent.

- SciDev.Net: The Science and Development Network is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing reliable and authoritative information about science and technology for the developing world.

- The Alternative Information Center (AIC): AIC is a joint Palestinian-Israeli organization which prioritizes political advocacy, critical analysis and information sharing on the Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

- Transnational Institute (TNI): Founded in 1974, the Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international network of activist-scholars committed to critical analyses of the global problems of today and tomorrow, with a view to providing intellectual support to those movements concerned to steer the world in a democratic, equitable and environmentally sustainable direction.

- WIDE is a European feminist network of women´s organisations, development NGOs, gender specialists and women´s rights activists.

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