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CSW65 a pause, rather than progress, on our Road to Gender Equality

Women march together in celebration of International Women's Day on March 8, 2016, in Dhawa, a village in the Gorkha District of Nepal. Photo: Paul Jeffrey
29 Mar 2021

On 26th March, the 65th UN Commission on the Status of Women concluded with the adoption by UN Member States of the Agreed Conclusions. During a global pandemic, the Commission was able to bring together Member States, UN Agencies, and civil society virtually. ACT Alliance worked with a delegation of 50+ global gender advocates, who […]

It’s time to put our money where our mouth is

Women walking atop a dyke built to control flooding in South Sudan. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
25 Mar 2021

This week the UK government will host the “Climate and Development Ministerial,” a global meeting to address some of the most difficult, and at the same time most important, matters in the climate debate – including climate finance for the most vulnerable people of the world. The UK will host the ministerial as they will […]

Christian Aid Nepal hands projects over to the communities

25 Mar 2021

The ACT Alliance’s strategic goal is to provide effective, efficient and cost-effective ways of delivering assistance that contributes to long-term solutions. Thus, ACT national forums and members engag​e local partners and communities, including local faith actors​, in delivering humanitarian response. ACT-member Christian Aid after six years of highly engaged work​, is leaving Nepal, handing over its projects […]

[CSW65 Blog] Una frazada que nos cobije por igual/A blanket that shelters us equally

Faith leaders speaking during a parallel event at CSW62. Photo: Simon Chambers/ACT
24 Mar 2021

English translation follows Este año, la 65 Comisión de la ONU sobre la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer (CSW) decidió poner como tema principal la participación de las mujeres en la vida pública y cómo la igualdad para tomar decisiones tiene un vínculo directo con el desarrollo.  Como espacio de reivindicación de los […]

[CSW65] How to Challenge and Change A Social Norm

Lilian Mutheu speaking to a group during a DREAMS session in Mukuru Kwa Njenga. Photo: Sean Hawkey/ACT
22 Mar 2021

Challenging and changing social norms is a faith imperative. On 17th March, faith leaders and faith based organisations shared how they are doing this during a parallel event at the 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.. Practitioners and leaders from India, Tanzania, Mexico, Zimbabwe, UK, Australia and Kenya shared their experience of […]

[CSW 65 Blog] Alliances equip and engage faith leaders as champions for women’s empowerment

Gladys Nairuba speaking at an event.
18 Mar 2021

The Virtual Interactive Dialogue on building alliance for women’s full and effective participation in public life, hosted by UN Women as part of the 65th Session of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) attracted both state and non-state actors to provide statements on how governments and civil society organisations (CSOs) have promoted women’s participation […]

35 Aid Agencies warn of further irreversible impact, marking 10 years of Syrian conflict

11 Mar 2021

35 of the leading aid agencies have joined together to warn of the suffering and increased, irreversible, damage if the growing humanitarian needs in Syria are not met and a political solution is not found. The 35 agencies have highlighted that a decade since the outset of the conflict, living conditions for many Syrians are […]

Publication: Climate-Resilient, Sustainable, and Low-Emission Livelihoods.

09 Mar 2021

ACT Alliance is proud to launch it’s newest publication Climate-Resilient, Sustainable, and Low-Emission Livelihoods. In a period of climate emergency, a more efficient means to secure survival and sustainable development is to find co-beneficial means to address climate-related issues with efficiency. Efficiency is needed because of the deep concern of the impact of the fast-evolving […]

Tigray conflict: ACT forums respond cohesively and creatively

04 Mar 2021

On 4th November 2020, hostilities broke out again between the Ethiopia Federal government and the northern regional state of Tigray. Military action resulted in general insecurity, internal and external displacements, and a disruption of livelihoods in the region. At least 1.3 million persons are currently in need of humanitarian assistance, including residents, internally displaced persons, […]

“Climate change is global, resilience is local”: Climate Dialogue in Asia & the Pacific

23 Feb 2021

“Climate change is global, resilience is local.” Climate Dialogue in Asia & the Pacific Region takes place The first session of the Regional Multi-stakeholder Dialogues for Asia and the Pacific took place online on Tuesday 23rd February. The session titled, “Updates on the Science of Climate Change”, is one of a series of dialogues bringing […]

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