ACT News

ACT’s COVID-response – one year in

28 Apr 2021

It is now over one year since the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down. ACT, together with Religions for Peace, issued a joint statement on COVID-19 on March 26th 2020 in the early days of the pandemic, and has continued to work on responding to COVID-19 ever since. In this article, we would like to […]

Renewed Hope at the 54th UN Commission on Population and Development

23 Apr 2021

Today, an important milestone was reached as the 54th Session of the UN Commission on Population and Development, on the theme of population, food security, nutrition, and sustainable development, adopted an Agreed Resolution by consensus. This reaffirms the rights governments committed to deliver in the ICPD Programme of Action and sets out global policy guidance […]

[Press release] Climate Leaders should lead through climate action

Etiopia. the Climate Resilience / Livelihood Ethiopia programme . A farmer prepares his land for sowing, Samre. Photo: Hilina Abebe/NCA
21 Apr 2021

The US president, Joe Biden, has invited 40 leaders from around the world, to the Leaders Climate Summit, the 22nd and 23rd of April. The summit will be a good opportunity for participants to share their plans, and to present their commitments and pledges, for how to take climate action. The General Secretary of the ACT […]

WCC, ACT Alliance pilot “learning process” in Malawi and Cameroon to strengthen collaboration

ACT members were the first agencies to bring relief supplies to villages in Nhamatanda District in Mozambique after the Cyclone Idai. ACT Alliance provided life-saving humanitarian relief after Cyclone Idai affected hundreds of thousands in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in 2019. Photo: Photo: Alwynn Javier/ACT
21 Apr 2021

This article is reprinted with permission of the World Council of Churches. Read the original article here. The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the ACT Alliance have announced the pilot of a “learning process” in Malawi and Cameroon that will lead to a model for strong collaboration in many other countries as well.  At […]

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 […]

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