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Ending gender-based violence and promoting transformative masculinities

13 Nov 2019

ACT Alliance is weighing in on issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Global Summit on Population and Development, ICPD, being held in Nairobi from 12th to 14th of November. ICPD is an important moment, coming 25 years after the Cairo Summit introduced the UN Population Fund’s Programme of Action.  In Nairobi, […]

ACT Alliance participates in ICPD25

12 Nov 2019

ACT Alliance is participating in the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) which starts today in Nairobi, Kenya. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Conference which met in Cairo for the first time in 1994 and adopted a groundbreaking Programme of Action which called for “women’s reproductive heath and rights to take […]

[ICPD BLOG] New possibilities for Gender Justice in Africa

08 Nov 2019

The status of gender justice in Africa evokes both discomfort and optimism. The discomfort arises from the ever-present and growing hand of patriarchy, the push back on human rights– especially women’s rights– and the impunity with which acts of violence against women and girls are normalized and accepted by society. However, all hope is not […]

Statement of support and solidarity with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines

07 Nov 2019

Statement of Support and Solidarity with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines We have learned with great concern of the emerging development in the Philippines where the ACT Alliance member, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) has been included on the list of ‘front organisations of local communist terrorist groups’ […]

WCC, ACT Alliance to Burkina Faso president: “Protect people who are in imminent fear for their lives”

06 Nov 2019

The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the ACT Alliance, in a joint letter to Burkina Faso president Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, expressed concern for developments affecting the security and human rights of many of the nation’s people. “We are aware that over the last five years, Burkina Faso has been increasingly afflicted by extremist […]

Agenda 2030: difficult to achieve the SDGs if we don’t address gender inequality

21 Oct 2019

ACT Alliance joined representatives from faith communities including ACT member Zimbabwe Christian Council, the private sector, and UN experts for a day-long series of events hosted by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) on the role of faith-based actors towards the 2030 agenda. “FBOs and Agenda 2030 share a similar goal: to ensure that no […]

ACT Alliance Brazil Forum: agribusinesses are threatening access to water, while authorities keep silent

18 Oct 2019

Brazil is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and contains 20% of Earth´s water springs but these natural resources are under threat. In the west region of Bahia, in the northeast of the country, communities are worried about the negative effects of land and power concentration. The region is home to riverside […]

Everybody’s business

17 Oct 2019

By Gráinne Kilcullen, Christian Aid Fridays for Future, the international movement calling for action to address the climate crisis, has gained huge momentum in the past year. People across the world, young and old, are calling for oil to stay in the ground and a shift to renewable energy. But they are also calling for something […]

Moving forward: ACT Alliance Africa Gender CoP

17 Oct 2019

On the 10 -11th of October 2019, the Africa ACT Alliance Gender Justice Community of Practice (CoP) held its first meeting. The meeting was convened and hosted by the Uganda ACT Forum, with the support of Dan Church Aid (DCA). The main priority for this meeting was to facilitate and support Africa Gender Justice group’s […]

New report on the role of faith-based organisations in achieving the Agenda 2030

15 Oct 2019

A new report on the role of faith-based organisations in achieving the Agenda 2030 was released this week by UNDP and ACT Member Creas with the support of the the Government of Argentina. According to “The contribution of faith-based organisations to the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development in Argentina”, it is clear that governments cannot achieve […]

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