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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 […]

ACT issues statement to Brussels III conference

06 Mar 2019

As the Syrian conflict enters its ninth year, and the humanitarian situation remains dire for millions of affected people, the EU and the UN will co-chair the third conference on ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’, which will take place in Brussels on 12-14 March 2019. Its aim will be to mobilise humanitarian […]

The value of disaster preparedness

Photo of Melbina Mangasing, Barangay captain of Centro 1,
05 Mar 2019

Super Typhoon Mangkhut known locally as ‘Ompong’ made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan in the Philippines on September 15, 2018, at 1:40 AM, carrying winds of up to 200 km per hour and heavy rainfall. “It was the longest and strongest typhoon that we have ever experienced in our area,” said Gil Oamil, a rescue responder […]

Debt relief support for farmers after Typhoon Mangkhut

Photo of 81 year old Juan Bainan
28 Feb 2019

Super Typhoon Mangkhut locally named Ompong battered the province of Cagayan in the Philippines on September 14th 2018, destroying homes, severely affecting agricultural lands and livelihoods and damaging evacuation centres where residents fled for safety. Residents of the Sitio Laoc, Barangay Pateng, are still recovering from the effects of the typhoon. “Every time it rains […]

Free to dream again

27 Feb 2019

On September 28, 2018, ten year-old Kirana (name changed) and her friends were at the mosque, preparing for evening worship when everything began to shake.  The walls began to collapse all around them, and they ran as fast as they could.  Kirana wanted nothing more than to get home where her family was.  She was […]

Rebuilding trust through women’s economic empowerment

19 Feb 2019

After 60 years of isolation and armed conflict, Myanmar has embarked in a historic process of democratic and economic reform. However, according to UN women, one half of women are still out of the workforce.  The Rakhine state in the west part of Myanmar has a long history of settlements and migration. It is one […]

NCA’s Safe Spaces in Nigeria bring hope to women and girls affected by GBV

14 Feb 2019

“The government helped save many girls  abducted by Boko Haram, but it doesn’t protect them from physical abuses by government armed forces. In one village I have visited eight girls below 17 who said they had been raped by government soldiers”,  says Nubwa, who works in a local organisation that cooperates with NCA on GBV. […]

“Not only financing, but effective investments to the SDGs”, says ACT general secretary at UN event

30 Jan 2019

  “Financing for Development is not a magic bullet. There are many dimensions to it which we must harness to ensure that these investments are transparent and effective”, said Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, General Secretary of ACT Alliance, during a session of the 5th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in […]

“My prayers have been answered”: bringing fresh water to a community in Jubaland

29 Jan 2019

Gabey Mayow Kalmoy, 33 years old, is a resident of Busle village, a small community of 2000 people in the the Gedo region of the Jubaland State in Somalia.  She is married and a proud mother of 5 children. She gives an account of how her life has changed tremendously since the implementation of the […]

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