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Jacinta and Adelia lost their homes – now they are threatened by cholera

03 Apr 2019

written by Erik Nyström, Finn Church Aid Beira, Mozambique – Jacinta Francisco, 40, is from Beira and has five children. We meet Jacinta and her children at a temporary shelter set up in Muavi 1 Primary School. The school was damaged by cyclone Idai almost two weeks ago, and it now serves as a shelter […]

Created equal, gender justice for all: Social protection for women and girls for gender equality

01 Apr 2019

My participation and experience at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 63 (CSW) has challenged me to reflect on social protection issue and the key issues associated with it in my context as a Ugandan participant. CSW is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the […]

[Blog] The Global Goals will never be reached if they are singled out

Image of fisherman from Lero Tatari village in Donggala, Indonesia
01 Apr 2019

The world has adopted 17 global goals (known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)) to guide development around the world with the understanding that if these goals would be reached, poverty could be eradicated, we would all have access to clean water, more sustainable cities and ultimately global warming would be halted. In short, we […]

ACT Conference on Latin America commits to strong action

30 Mar 2019

More than 50 people from 21 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and Europe gathered this week in Guatemala City for ACT Alliance’s Global Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean.  Representing ACT, ecumenical organisations, UN bodies, and churches, the participants met from March 27-29 to discuss the range of issues which […]

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. […]

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