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There is power in religion and faith in ensuring gender justice

Hendrika Okondo speaking at the 52nd Commission on Population and Development during a side event. Photo: Simon Chambers/ACT
18 Apr 2019

“Not in our name will people die while giving birth,” said Hendrica Okondo during a side event co-sponsored by ACT Alliance at the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York City on April 2, 2019. “Not in our name will people be discriminated against and denied service.”  Okondo was referencing a multi-faith statement […]

ACT member wraps up Typhoon Mangkhut emergency response, continues early recovery

NCCP- ACT Alliance volunteers from local churches give food relief packs to affected families. 135 families received emergency assistance. Photo: Noe Cenal/ACT Philippines Forum
03 Apr 2019

  Typhoon Ompong, internationally named Mangkhut, made landfall on September 15, 2018. The 900-km wide typhoon carried winds of up to 205 kph across four regions in Northern Luzon. According to the UN Office of Coordination for Humanitarian Action (UN OCHA), more than 1.6 million people were affected by the typhoon, most of whom were […]

Helping Gaza: DanChurchAid and Norwegian Church Aid close partnership in Palestine

03 Apr 2019

DanChurchAid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) have worked in Palestine since the early 1950s. Consequently, DCA and NCA have an intimate knowledge of political, cultural and religious components of the protracted humanitarian crisis arising from the Israeli/ Palestinian conflict.     In close partnership with local stakeholders, DCA-NCA’s Joint Country Programme (JCP) intervenes to […]

Jacinta and Adelia lost their homes – now they are threatened by cholera

03 Apr 2019

written by Erik Nyström, Finn Church Aid Beira, Mozambique – Jacinta Francisco, 40, is from Beira and has five children. We meet Jacinta and her children at a temporary shelter set up in Muavi 1 Primary School. The school was damaged by cyclone Idai almost two weeks ago, and it now serves as a shelter […]

Created equal, gender justice for all: Social protection for women and girls for gender equality

01 Apr 2019

My participation and experience at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 63 (CSW) has challenged me to reflect on social protection issue and the key issues associated with it in my context as a Ugandan participant. CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the […]

[Blog] The Global Goals will never be reached if they are singled out

Image of fisherman from Lero Tatari village in Donggala, Indonesia
01 Apr 2019

The world has adopted 17 global goals (known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)) to guide development around the world with the understanding that if these goals would be reached, poverty could be eradicated, we would all have access to clean water, more sustainable cities and ultimately global warming would be halted. In short, we […]

ACT Conference on Latin America commits to strong action

30 Mar 2019

More than 50 people from 21 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and Europe gathered this week in Guatemala City for ACT Alliance’s Global Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean.  Representing ACT, ecumenical organisations, UN bodies, and churches, the participants met from March 27-29 to discuss the range of issues which […]

Sweet Musings by a ‘Faith Feminist’ on CSW 63

29 Mar 2019

Back home after one week of engagement in the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63), I reflect   with satisfaction my contribution as a first timer joining midway in the second week of the negotiation. A passionate gender justice   advocate   and an ardent ‘Jesus feminist’ I am very happy finally I got this opportunity […]

The power of faith-based partnerships

27 Mar 2019

“In ACT Alliance, we recognise that it is the responsibility of governments to provide effective, inclusive, and affordable social protection. Social protection systems must be financed by states through fair taxation or other public revenues,” said Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary of the ACT Alliance, during his opening remarks at a side event at […]

Synergies between SRHR and Social Protection

27 Mar 2019

More people than ever before have access to health care and education. Yet lack of access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), including comprehensive sexuality education and access to HIV testing and treatment, result in grave health disparities, where those that live in poverty are most impacted. These basic social protection needs face normative, […]

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