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Sweet Musings by a ‘Faith Feminist’ on CSW 63

29 Mar 2019

Back home after one week of engagement in the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63), I reflect   with satisfaction my contribution as a first timer joining midway in the second week of the negotiation. A passionate gender justice   advocate   and an ardent ‘Jesus feminist’ I am very happy finally I got this opportunity […]

The power of faith-based partnerships

27 Mar 2019

“In ACT Alliance, we recognise that it is the responsibility of governments to provide effective, inclusive, and affordable social protection. Social protection systems must be financed by states through fair taxation or other public revenues,” said Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary of the ACT Alliance, during his opening remarks at a side event at […]

Synergies between SRHR and Social Protection

27 Mar 2019

More people than ever before have access to health care and education. Yet lack of access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), including comprehensive sexuality education and access to HIV testing and treatment, result in grave health disparities, where those that live in poverty are most impacted. These basic social protection needs face normative, […]

ACT prepares to host Global Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean

25 Mar 2019

ACT Alliance will host a Global Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean from March 27th to 29th, 2019 in Guatemala City.  The conference will define strategies to contribute to achieving political solutions, social reconciliation and solidarity to counteract the backlash against human rights and the increase in inequalities, violence and emerging conflicts in Latin […]

Push back against the pushback on gender justice

Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary, speaking at the "Unlocking the Power of Faith-Based Partnerships: Enabling the Right to Social Protection" side event at CSW63. Photo: Simon Chambers/ACT
25 Mar 2019

When the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women began two weeks ago, Antonio Guterres, gave an impassioned speech where he called out the resistance to gender justice. “Around the world, there is a pushback on women’s rights.  That pushback is deep, pervasive and relentless.,” he said.  But he continued, calling on […]

ACT members respond to Cyclone Idai

20 Mar 2019

ACT Alliance members are responding to the severe destruction wrought by Cyclone Idai which made landfall in the low-lying coastal city of Beira, Mozambique on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The cyclone moved inland on the weekend, destroying much that was in its path as it barrelled through the province of Manicaland, Zimbabwe and parts of Malawi. […]

Social protection for women and girls

14 Mar 2019

Representatives of member states are gathered this week and next at the UN in New York City for the 63rdCommission on the Status of Women.  ACT Alliance members from around the world are among the thousands of representatives from civil society who are also at CSW advocating, sharing, learning, and discussing issues of gender justice. […]

ACT celebrates accreditation to United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA)

UNEA social media card
12 Mar 2019

In line with ACT’s commitment to Putting People First, ACT celebrates its accreditation as an observer organisation to the Governing Body of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). ACT Alliance joins world leaders, policy experts, environmental justice allies, and other stakeholders at its fourth meeting (UNEA-4). The conference, hosted in Nairobi, Kenya from 11-15 March […]

The Created Equal campaign on the move

Women dance during the gathering of an emotional support group in Makaising, a village in the Gorkha District of Nepal where Dan Church Aid, a member of the ACT Alliance, has provided a variety of support to local villagers in the wake of a devastating 2015 earthquake. ACT Alliance psycho-social workers have helped villagers recover from the quake both physically and emotionally. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT
11 Mar 2019

The ACT gender campaign “Created Equal” had a soft launch during the ACT Assembly in Uppsala in October, 2018. The Assembly was a crucial starting point for the gender campaign, also as central documents were approved and affirmed, including the ACT Global strategy, as well as two public statements on gender. Since then, more work […]

Celebrating gender justice on the International Women’s Day

08 Mar 2019

by Ingrid Næss-Holm, ACT Alliance gender campaign manager As a child, I had a book called “The Girl No One Wanted” and it told of the disappointment of a girl’s parents when they got a daughter – and not a son. Luckily, the parents ended up loving her as much as her brothers. But she […]

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