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There is power in religion and faith in ensuring gender justice

“Not in our name will people die while giving birth,” said Hendrica Okondo during a side event co-sponsored by ACT Alliance at the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in [...]

ACT member wraps up Typhoon Mangkhut emergency response, continues early recovery

  Typhoon Ompong, internationally named Mangkhut, made landfall on September 15, 2018. The 900-km wide typhoon carried winds of up to 205 kph across four regions in Northern Luzon. According [...]

Helping Gaza: DanChurchAid and Norwegian Church Aid close partnership in Palestine

DanChurchAid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) have worked in Palestine since the early 1950s. Consequently, DCA and NCA have an intimate knowledge of political, cultural and religious components of [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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, [...]

ACT Conference on Latin America commits to strong action

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 [...]

Sweet Musings by a ‘Faith Feminist’ on CSW 63

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 power of faith-based partnerships

“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 [...]

Synergies between SRHR and Social Protection

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 [...]
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Member News


Armenian Round Table Foundation of the World Council of Churches, in cooperation with the United Nations Resident Coordinator, UNFPA, UNDP Armenia and the “Brot für die Welt” hosted a conference [...]

Making a difference, saving lives in Sudan

*By Barbara Dunlap-Berg EAST DARFUR STATE, Sudan (UMCOR) – Until September 2017, Mariam, a mother of nine and an internally displaced person (IDP) who walked miles to get water from [...]

Internally displaced family finds hope, thanks to UMCOR

*Barbara Dunlap-Berg EAST DARFUR STATE, Sudan (UMCOR) – In December 2013, fighting broke out between the Maalya and Rizaigat tribes in East Darfur state, Sudan. When another tribe warned of [...]

After Cyclone Dineo, UMCOR helps Mozambicans rebuild

By Barbara Dunlap-Berg* In February 2017, Mozambique was struck by winds of more than 62 miles per hour and battered by torrential rain and rough seas. Cyclone Dineo killed seven [...]

International Day of Girls

”Religious beliefs which have been influenced by patriarchy, have often resulted in discrimination and oppression against women and girls. Church of Sweden International Work, collaborates with other faith based and [...]

Relief for the weary in Syria

By Bella DiFilippo* The ongoing civil war in Syria has internally displaced more than 6 million civilians. Through support from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), families struggling with [...]

Human right defenders in Colombia subjected to attack

Diakonia and The Church of Sweden’s international work condemn the assassination attempt against Matilde Leonor López Arpushana. Matilde received the 2014 award for the defence of human rights in Colombia [...]

Rohingya women and girls meet and study in safe places at refugee camps in Bangladesh

Women and girls learn to read and acquire new skills in the FCA/DCA project in two refugee camps in Bangladesh. “I feel secure to work in the safe space for [...]

Ubumbano in action: creating a solidarity model in South Africa

Exploring new ways of working together in South and Southern Africa within the ACT Alliance. By Gerhard Buttner, Programme Manager, Christian Aid South Africa. South Africa is one of the most [...]

Cash for Work: the Road to Resilience 

The dust whipped through the air as we traversed different villages in Baringo County in Kenya. This is a land of scattered homesteads among the barren plains of sand and [...]
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