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ACT Alliance Oral statement presented to the CSW61

21 Mar 2017

The ACT Alliance oral statement was delivered by the Regional Representative – Asia/Pacific, Anoop Sukumaran (photo) to the 61st session of the Commission on the status of Women in the United Nations General Assembly hall.   Respected Chair, your Excellences, thank you for this opportunity in a growing environment where the space for civil society […]

Protecting bodies, protecting rights: Panel at CSW focuses on women’s legal and customary rights worldwide

17 Mar 2017

PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK, March 15, 2017 – ACT Alliance and the UNFPA hosted a side event at the 61st Commission on the Status of Women. The event “Protecting bodies, protecting rights – Religious and customary law enabling economic empowerment” explored the gap between women’s legal rights and their ability as individuals to claim them. […]

CSW61 – Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

16 Mar 2017

  The World YWCA is an ACT Alliance member and also a member of the ACT Gender Community of Practice.  It’s also a global faith based movement impacting over twenty-five million women, young women and girls worldwide. On this 61st session of the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women, we stand together as the […]

I am a Syrian refugee – 6 years of war

15 Mar 2017

March 15, 2017 marks six years of the Syrian conflict.  Since the beginning of the violence, ACT members have been providing humanitarian relief to affected people and communities in Syria and in the surrounding countries.  Please join us in praying for an end to this conflict, and for peace for all those affected, including this […]

ACT Alliance challenges parallel legal systems based on custom or religion at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

13 Mar 2017

PRESS RELEASE    ACT Alliance stands as a progressive faith voice for advocacy on gender equality and justice. The 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York provides the potential for members of ACT Alliance to actively engage and influence the CSW negotiations and the official text […]

ACT Alliance towards 61st Commission on the Status of Women

08 Mar 2017

  As an advisor on gender equality at DCA and a dedicated supporter of gender equality for decades, I am excited to be going to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for the fourth time. I will be part of the official Danish delegation and therefore be able to take part in the […]

Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye?

08 Mar 2017

Europe acted like a dissonant choir when responding to the Trump administration’s travel ban. Is this a surprise? Not really when one looks at the trend of EU’s migration policies in the past two years: the erection of walls and international cooperation to keep refugees and migrants out of sight and out of reach. Is […]

Introducing Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, the new General Secretary of ACT Alliance

06 Mar 2017

  When Rudelmar Bueno de Faria joins the ACT Alliance as the new General Secretary on June 1, he will arrive with 25 years of experience working in the ecumenical family. Rudelmar has worked with LWF World Service and the WCC in a wide range of roles. “I had the opportunity to work in different […]

ACT Alliance stands with Guatemalan members in the face of threats to human rights defenders

27 Feb 2017

ACT Alliance stands in solidarity with its members in Guatemala and with Guatemalan human rights defenders as they stand up, despite threats and attacks, to promote and protect universally recognized human rights. The serious situation for those who work for human rights in Guatemala was painfully illustrated by the deaths of two human rights defenders […]

Cold Snap in Romania

24 Feb 2017

Heavy snowfalls, a deep freeze and powerful blizzards in the south and east of Romania affect approximately 40,000 people, causing the deaths of many elderly people by hypothermia     A cold snap hit Eastern Europe in early January 2017 and Romania has been one of the worst affected countries. The severe weather has affected […]

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