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ACT Alliance helps Iraqis restart their lives

15 Jan 2019

Download the story booklet here text and pictures: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance Mosul, Iraq – Most days in Mosul, Younis Ghanim wears a yellow vest and rubber boots, grabs a shovel and sets off to pick up garbage. It’s a small task in the massive reconstruction effort of this northern Iraqi city that for three years […]

Congratulations, Graduates!

10 Jan 2019

On December 18, 2018, 23 fresh advocacy officers graduated from the ACT Advocacy Academy Program. The program ran for five months and included trainings in political dialogue, campaigning and strategic media work. Participants were also able to follow one, or several of seven different thematic advocacy themes. Wipawan Khoonthaweelapphol, from Diakonia in Thailand, appreciated the […]

Quality education for all: supporting girls’ education in South Sudan

27 Dec 2018

Santino Deng Lou is an Education Supervisor from Aweil Town West Payam, in South Sudan. He has been working with the Girl Education South Sudan (GESS) project for some time and has seen first hand the critical role that this project has played in improving the status of young women and girls in the community. […]

16 days of activism gets artistic in refugee camps

18 Dec 2018

In collaboration with UN Women, an art competition was held during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence in Jordan with the ACT Alliance by ACT members in Jordan on November 21st to 28th 2018.  This competition was a great opportunity for refugees in both Zaatari and Azraq camps to learn, understand, raise […]

[COP24] Press Release: ACT calls for stronger commitment to climate action after COP24

15 Dec 2018

The just concluded COP 24 confirms the vast disconnect between ambition, urgency for action on climate change, and the political will of key governments.  As ACT Alliance, we strongly believe that this divide can and must be bridged. “COP24 failed to deliver the best possible outcome to the most vulnerable people in the world,” said […]

[COP24] Addressing Climate Induced Migration- A side event at COP24

13 Dec 2018

Over 28,000 people from around the world are gathered in Katowice, Poland for the international climate conference known as COP24.  This event is key to negotiations on how to implement the Paris Agreement that was reached in 2015.  The Paris Agreement set the ambition for the world to keep global temperature rise to 1.5°C.  What […]

[COP24] Blog: CASA’s Climate change Interventions in India

13 Dec 2018

  Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) in India works with poor and marginalized communities across the country and most of these are also vulnerable to climate change impacts though they are least responsible for this phenomenon. Most of these communities are not even aware of this crisis and its consequences on their lives. CASA […]

[COP24] Blog: Salvation in a Time of Climate Change

12 Dec 2018

  Now that the reality of accelerated climate disruption is pushing either the throttle – or the panic button, people are looking for a way around or a way out of the existential threat facing the entire world. But what does salvation from such an unprecedented nightmare look like? What action must it entail? What […]

Highlighting protection for migrants and refugees

12 Dec 2018

There are 65.6 million forcibly displaced persons including over 22.5 million refugees in the world today. The number of refugees is growing while the national laws and attitudes towards refugees and migrants are becoming more stringent. To address the legal gap over burden-sharing of refugees and migrants over 180 UN member states gathered in Marrakech, […]

[COP24] Blog: Vulnerable Women pay the price for delay

11 Dec 2018

  As I set out on my journey to Katowice, Poland, I reflected on Gender Day at the climate change negotiations.  The images of numerous women, children and farmers facing life threatening catastrophes, chilling climate experiences, adverse climatic conditions and acute shortage of food and water due to climate change are in my mind and in my heart. As a […]

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