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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 […]

[Media advisory] 7th Symposium on the role of religion and faith-based organizations in international affairs

19 Jan 2021

7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs   January 26 2021, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm EST Symposium to examine role of religion and the UN in working for gender equality in 2021 January 19, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY TEXT: Senior UN staff, representatives from faith […]

Supporting survivor and community-led response: an emerging pathway for people affected by disaster contexts

07 Jan 2021

This blog post was written by Rebecca Venuto, Development Policy and Practice Research Policy Intern at ACT Alliance EU On 25th November 2020, ACT Alliance EU and VOICE engaged with EU-based civil society and global partners in a workshop to raise awareness on the scope, the scale and impacts of approaches supporting survivor and community-led response (SCLR), an […]

ACT joins Guatemala Forum in calling for freedom for arrested pastor

30 Dec 2020

ACT joins with the ACT Guatemala Forum in affirming the good work of CEDEPCA and its staff, the Reverend Delia Leal Mollinedo, whose tireless work in promoting gender justice has been disrupted by her unjust arrest. We regret the action taken in arresting her, and hope justice will prevail and she will be immediately released. […]

Register for online 7th Symposium on religion in international affairs

22 Dec 2020

ACT Alliance, along with a number of faith-based groups and UN agencies, is hosting the 7th annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-based Organisations in International Affairs on January 26, 2021 from 8:00am-12:30pm (EST). This year’s theme will be “2021: A Defining Year for Accelerating Gender Equality, Equity and Justice.”  Registration for the […]

The CHS provides for a common language to improve our humanitarian work around quality and accountability

Group work on quality and accountability during a workshop in Mozambique. Photo: ACT
15 Dec 2020

This article originally appeared on the HQAI website. ACT Alliance is the largest protestant and orthodox coalition engaged in humanitarian, development, and advocacy work in the world. It consists of more than 135 members working together in over 120 countries to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people. The […]

Celebration amidst a climate emergency

12 Dec 2020

Five years ago countries around the world agreed on a plan to tackle the climate crisis. As a result, the Paris Agreement was born, and an era of international cooperation to deliver climate action began.  The Paris Agreement has already delivered concrete results, and various national, regional and international decisions and initiatives since then have […]

Critical voices of civil society organisations suppressed in the Philippines

10 Dec 2020

Civil society organisations in the Philippines are suspicious of the intent of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 that the Philippine congress passed this year. President Duterte’s administration has insidiously made it difficult for civil society organisations to engage and influence the country’s development. Only a few months after this law passed, ACT Alliance member National […]

ACT Argentina Forum responds in ecumenical alliance to the water and sanitary emergency in the Chaco

Working to secure access to water in drought-stricken Argentina.
07 Dec 2020

The El Impenetrable area of ​​the Province of Chaco, Argentina, has suffered cycles of recurrent droughts and floods for the last 20 years. This year, the drought added to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has made families of small farmers and indigenous communities in the area more vulnerable. In a solidarity response to […]

Webinar: Strengthening Gender Justice in the Asia-Pacific Region

30 Nov 2020

The regional Gender CoP Asia Pacific is happy to invite everybody interested to a webinar within the framework of the campaign “16 days of activism”. Dr. Beulah Shekhar, Emeritus Professor in Criminology and Victimology of the Karunya Institute of Technology & Sciences in Coimbatore, India, has plenty of practical and theoretical experience in regard to […]

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