ACT News

Advocating for Gender Equality at CSW62

13 Mar 2018

With a delegation of our members from around the world, ACT Alliance is present at the sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) that is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 – 23 March 2018. The 2018 priority theme is, “Challenges and opportunities in achieving […]

ACT Alliance study on the ‘Protection of Space for Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders – The Case of Israel and Palestine’

Cover page of case study
12 Mar 2018

“The freedom of assembly and association is a fundamental right enshrined in international law.  It is our moral responsibility to stand with those working in difficult contexts. Standing with human rights defenders who are working in restricting situations is standing with humanity”. – Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary of ACT Alliance Around the world, civil […]

Forum Good Practice: Armenia

07 Mar 2018

Related to humanitarian, development and advocacy work of ACT Alliance ACT Armenia Forum (AAF) members – ART; UMCOR, ECLOF came together in 2011 to plan, act towards the affected populations, bring sustainable change through coordinated, emergency response and elaborated a joint Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan. Since the eruption of Syrian conflict the AAF joint their […]

Forum Good Practice: Ethiopia

07 Mar 2018

Memorandum of Understanding ACT Ethiopia Forum (AEF) signed MoU adopted from the revised ACT alliance policy for national forums. The policy guides each ACT forum to develop its own contextually appropriate Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in close consultation with ACT secretariat as a basis to define the scope, objectives, activities and structure of the existing […]

Religion and Rights Seminar: Strengthening Common Ground

Religion and Rights Seminar information
20 Feb 2018

“ACT Alliance recognizes the deep and mutually enriching connections between religion and human rights. As a matter of fact, long before the current human rights instruments were developed in the 20th century, there were religious communities that upheld human dignity and advocated for people who suffered from exclusion and discrimination.” – Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, […]

ACT calls for just and sustainable peace in Colombia

09 Feb 2018

ACT Alliance renews its call for peace in Colombia, a country that has suffered from violence and conflict for decades. Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, ACT Alliance’s General Secretary, urged the government of Colombia together with the National Liberation Army (ELN) to return to the negotiating table in order to chart a way forward for lasting […]

Communities recovering from Monsoon Floods in Northern Bangladesh

08 Feb 2018

ACT members ICCO Cooperation and Kerk in Actie (KiA) provided emergency food and seeds so that islanders could replant their food crops and restart their lives In July 2017, monsoon rains across Bangladesh and upstream areas in India and Nepal, gradually led to severe flooding.  Over 650,000 hectares of standing crops were damaged. This effected the […]

Haiti after Hurricane Matthew: House repair and reconstruction in Northwest and Grand Anse

24 Jan 2018

On October 4, 2016 a category 4 hurricane ravaged the Southwestern province of Grand Anse and the Lower Northwestern part of Haiti. The impact of Hurricane Matthew, which was responsible for a death toll of over one thousand people was intensified by a loss of agriculture and livelihoods, public infrastructure and the destruction of many […]

2018 Symposium on the Role of Religion and FBOs. Perspectives on Migration: Displacement and Marginalization, Inclusion and Justice

Panelists at the 4th Symposium on the Role of Religion and FBOs
23 Jan 2018

“Migration has been a feature of human history from the beginning. It is not in and of itself a “problem” that needs to be fixed. What needs fixing is the continued violation of the human rights of migrants.” – Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary of ACT Alliance. The Fourth Annual Symposium on the Role […]

ACT stands in solidarity with Honduran people

19 Jan 2018

  After general elections were held in Honduras on November 26, 2017, election observers from the Organisation of American States noted that there were significant systemic inconsistencies and questioned the validity of the election.  This election was the first since the electoral college had changed the law to allow a president to seek re-election.  Early […]

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