There is a range of local Zambian non-governmental organisations — from self-help associations to national societies and federations. They may seek to address issues related to health, HIV AIDS, gender, human rights or the environment. Some operate locally or nationally, working towards improving livelihoods or the quality of education. Local NGOs often benefit communities, but may also serve the private sector or work within the political arena. Many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) in Zambia work together in partnerships and coalitions. There is a large contingent of organisations concerned with human rights and women’s rights.