ACT News

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

29 Mar 2018

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 through its Department of Justice filed a petition seeking to declare the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army […]

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

26 Mar 2018

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 governing body. Anoop who is ACT’s Regional Representative for the Asia/Pacific region was also elected by the General Assembly as the Chair of the ICVA […]

Building Bridges between faith and secular actors on gender justice

23 Mar 2018

“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 time,” said Dionne Gravesande of ACT member Christian Aid, during a side event at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York.  “What […]

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

22 Mar 2018

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 Churches at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women at the UN. “As networks of Churches and Christian faith based organizations working in humanitarian […]

ACT Alliance launches Toolkit for national level climate change advocacy

Image of cover page of NDC Toolkit
21 Mar 2018

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 the communities that they serve. Since that first General Assembly, ACT Alliance members and forums across the world have prioritized climate change in their advocacy […]

CSW62: Let rural women lead

21 Mar 2018

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 year old have assembled in Mumbai, marching 180km in scorching heat to demand that the government pay heed to the escalating disastrous situation in rural […]

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

17 Mar 2018

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 lives of rural women and girls.  This Declaration will also impact the upcoming Conference of Parties (COP24), the international climate change conference taking place in […]

Forum Good Practice: Uganda

16 Mar 2018

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 most exemplary and progressive forums in Africa and globally. These are some of the good practices we have undertaken: We have managed to recruit a […]

Forum Good Practice: Philippines

16 Mar 2018

Related to building trust and ACT governance, including strategic collaboration as part of the wider ecumenical movement and learning with other forums The interested WCC members in the country are being assisted in its application to become a member of ACT whenever possible. Active engagement in regional and global initiatives, with a clear division of […]

Leave no one behind- with a gender focus

16 Mar 2018

“A young, rural girl will most likely be caring for her siblings by the time she is four or five,” said Lopa Banerjee of UN Women. “She will be helping to get firewood and water.  She will end up in an early marriage, have children while she is young, with complications to the births.  She […]

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