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[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 […]

35 Aid Agencies warn of further irreversible impact, marking 10 years of Syrian conflict

11 Mar 2021

35 of the leading aid agencies have joined together to warn of the suffering and increased, irreversible, damage if the growing humanitarian needs in Syria are not met and a political solution is not found. The 35 agencies have highlighted that a decade since the outset of the conflict, living conditions for many Syrians are […]

Publication: Climate-Resilient, Sustainable, and Low-Emission Livelihoods.

09 Mar 2021

ACT Alliance is proud to launch it’s newest publication Climate-Resilient, Sustainable, and Low-Emission Livelihoods. In a period of climate emergency, a more efficient means to secure survival and sustainable development is to find co-beneficial means to address climate-related issues with efficiency. Efficiency is needed because of the deep concern of the impact of the fast-evolving […]

Tigray conflict: ACT forums respond cohesively and creatively

04 Mar 2021

On 4th November 2020, hostilities broke out again between the Ethiopia Federal government and the northern regional state of Tigray. Military action resulted in general insecurity, internal and external displacements, and a disruption of livelihoods in the region. At least 1.3 million persons are currently in need of humanitarian assistance, including residents, internally displaced persons, […]

“Climate change is global, resilience is local”: Climate Dialogue in Asia & the Pacific

23 Feb 2021

“Climate change is global, resilience is local.” Climate Dialogue in Asia & the Pacific Region takes place The first session of the Regional Multi-stakeholder Dialogues for Asia and the Pacific took place online on Tuesday 23rd February. The session titled, “Updates on the Science of Climate Change”, is one of a series of dialogues bringing […]

Ethiopia: Stories of flight and loss from Tigray

15 Feb 2021

  This article previously appeared on the Lutheran World Federation website LWF and partners to start humanitarian response MEKELLE/ ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia/GENEVA | 12/2/2021 (LWI) – From everyday life into chaos: For the people affected by the recent conflict in Ethiopia, life as they knew it ended abruptly with the military offensive in the Tigray […]

Symposium shows gender equality will require a “transformative faith approach” in 2021 and beyond

Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC
29 Jan 2021

In the 7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs, which drew several hundred online participants on 26 January, a lively discussion centered around “2021: A Defining Year for Accelerating Gender Equality, Equity and Justice.” Rudelmar Bueno de Faria, general secretary of ACT Alliance, spoke in the first session […]

OPINION: It’s time to shift to locally-led climate change adaptation

25 Jan 2021

This opinion piece was originally published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and is available here. Communities on the frontlines of global warming impacts rarely have a say in decisions made to protect them. This must change. Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen is moderator of the ACT Alliance and general secretary of DanChurchAid; Reverend Ssekasiko Wilberforce is a local faith […]

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