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Through advocacy ACT Alliance seeks to influence decision makers, policies, structures, systems to bring about a just, peaceful and sustainable world. ACT leverages the knowledge, experience and member relationships, and the power communities, to advocate for just laws, policies and practices at all levels.
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ACT Alliance members work in long term transformational and sustainable development around the world and are at the forefront of this policy debate. For ACT development is deeply rooted in the growth and protection of human dignity, community resilience and environmental sustainability.
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Within the diversity of organisations that make up its membership, ACT Alliance endeavours to respond to emergencies around the world – local or global, large or small – with an ecumenical commitment to respond to the needs of communities when they are at their most vulnerable.
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Latest Advocacy

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Latest Development

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 […]

27 Dec 2018

Santino Deng Lou is an Education Supervisor from Aweil Town West Payam, in South Sudan. He has been working with the Girl Education South Sudan (GESS) project for some time and has seen first hand the critical role that this project has played in improving the status of young women and girls in the community. […]

16 Mar 2018

Related to building trust and ACT governance, including strategic collaboration as part of the wider ecumenical movement and learning with other forums Uganda Forum has excelled as one of the most exemplary and progressive forums in Africa and globally. These are some of the good practices we have undertaken: We have managed to recruit a […]

Latest Humanitarian

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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