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ACT Alliance at the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality

The Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality (15-17 April, 2018) brought together over 700 activists, academics, politicians and civil society representatives from over 100 countries. The Forum, which aimed to make [...]

Advocating for gender equality at the Commission on Population and Development (CPD51)

The Commission on Population and Development convened governments, UN agencies, civil society actors, and others to its 51st Session (CPD51) in New York from April 9- 13th. The theme of [...]

ACT calls on Philippine government to remove human rights defender from "terrorist" list

The ACT Alliance is deeply concerned about the recent actions of the Philippine government to list a number of activist and Human rights defenders. On 21 February 2018, the government [...]

ACT Alliance’s Anoop Sukumaran Elected to Chair the Board of ICVA

The International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) held its 17th General Assembly on 21 March, 2018. At the General Assembly ACT Alliance, represented by Anoop Sukumaran was elected to the [...]

Building Bridges between faith and secular actors on gender justice

“It was the women’s voices that created a tipping point.  It was their testimonies, their stories, their pain, their truth, their courage to speak truth to religious power at the [...]

ACT presents oral statement at the Commission on the Status of Women

On March 21, 2018, Alison Kelly, ACT Alliance’s Sustainable Development and UN Representative, presented an oral statement on behalf of ACT, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of [...]

ACT Alliance launches Toolkit for national level climate change advocacy

At the inaugural General Assembly of the ACT Alliance in Arusha, Tanzania in 2010, there was widespread consensus amongst members that climate change was threatening the lives and livelihoods of [...]

CSW62: Let rural women lead

As I sit in CASA’s (Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action) Mumbai office to write this blog, nearly 50,000 farmers -women, men and some of their daughters as young as 1 [...]

CSW62: The future role of rural women rights in re-peasantisation

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is an opportunity highlight some of the important work in the UN Peasants Declaration, which will have significant impact on the rights and [...]

Forum Good Practice: Uganda

Related to building trust and ACT governance, including strategic collaboration as part of the wider ecumenical movement and learning with other forums Uganda Forum has excelled as one of the [...]
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Member News

Llevando esperanza a Isla Chira; después de la Tormenta Tropical Nate

Representantes de la Asociación Comunitaria Conservacionista de Turismo Alternativo Rural (ACTUAR) y la Iglesia Luterana Costarricense, en alianza con la coalición ACT Alliance, realizaron una gira a la Isla de [...]

CLWR launches new project in Democratic Republic of the Congo

New project to provide treatment for malnourished children of internally displaced people To help meet the nutritional needs of internally displaced people in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), [...]

Employment training provides refugee youth with hope for the future

Before they learned how to make soap, the 30 young adult members of the Kuny-derot group didn’t have many options for earning an income. After three days of soap-making training [...]

A silent disaster and the forgotten people

Bangladesh, a densely populated country of 165 million, is among the world’s “potential impact hotspots” threatened by “extreme river floods” due to the global rise in temperatures. Since the beginning of August, [...]

Rohingya Refugee Crisis - A test of our humanity

Blog by Raisa Chowdhury from  ACT member ICCO Cooperation on her experience from a recent visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Over the years, I have come [...]

Supporting flood affected communities in Nepal and Bangladesh

South Asia experienced the worst monsoon in decades with record high rainfall recorded in parts of Northern India, Bangladesh and Nepal over the last two weeks of August, 2017. Over [...]

A spotlight on growing violence against defenders of land rights in Colombia

LWF-supported platform says environmental and civil society leaders are targeted A group of human rights defenders from Colombia has expressed deep concern over increasing violence against environmental and civil society [...]

Bolivia's women politicians in the firing line

In March 2012, the body of Juana Quispe was found near a river. Juana was a local councillor in Ancoraimes, a small town in La Paz Department in Bolivia. Her [...]

ACT member LWF Accelerated Learning Program supports students from conflict zones

A second chance in Kakuma Rose Imoya Banner is what the little girls call a “big mama”. At the age of 24, the young woman is not only an exception [...]

More than one million refugees in Uganda

East Africa’s largest refugee crisis needs more support “The militia shoot at anybody, we have lost mothers, fathers, siblings and children to their attacks,” says 35-year-old Watson Odaga, a South [...]
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