Development

Development

ACT Alliance supports long-term development in the poorest areas of the world. The core values of its approach to development include: ensuring everyone takes part in development; strengthening communities; giving equal voice to men and women; respecting cultural and spiritual differences; emphasising human rights; and protecting the environment.

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ACT assembly opens with call for greater commitment

ACT assembly opens with call for greater commitment

Oct 22, 2014

21 October, 2014 - Leaders of one of the world's largest humanitarian and development bodies gather in the Dominican Republic, united in their determination to drive down global poverty

Indigenous Women in the Paraguayan Chaco unite to defend their rights

Indigenous Women in the Paraguayan Chaco unite to defend their rights

Oct 15, 2014

15 October, 2014 - ACT member Church World Service works closely with the Chaco women, helping them find their voice and stand up to injustice

Gaza donor conference: financial and political support required

Gaza donor conference: financial and political support required

Oct 10, 2014

PRESS RELEASE - 10 October, 2014 - The rebuild of Gaza needs not just the pledges of countries attending this weekend's funding conference but a push for political reform too

Home again, after 20 years living on the side of the road

Home again, after 20 years living on the side of the road

Oct 08, 2014

8 October, 2014 - After 20 years forced to live in a roadside camp, an indigenous community in Paraguay wins back its ancestral land. It came with the support of ACT Alliance member, Church World Service.

Faith leaders come together to discuss climate change

Faith leaders come together to discuss climate change

Sep 25, 2014

25 September 2014 - From 21-22 September faith leaders from around the world joined together in New York to speak with one another and to speak out about climate change.

Largest Climate March in History Sets Stage for UN Climate Summit

Largest Climate March in History Sets Stage for UN Climate Summit

Sep 22, 2014

21 September 2014 - Yesterday, two days before world leaders were due to convene for the Climate Summit 2014 at the UN’s headquarters, ACT Alliance took part in the largest climate march in history – and one of the largest social movements of the last decade – with 310,000 people marching through the streets of New York City, calling for climate action.

Philippines recovery goes from strength to strength

Philippines recovery goes from strength to strength

Sep 04, 2014

4 September, 2014 - ACT Alliance's recovery programme moves up a gear with the launch of a revised appeal for Typhoon Haiyan survivors that will help meet the needs of nearly 466,000 survivors

Accounting for spending in Haiti

Accounting for spending in Haiti

Aug 20, 2014

20 August, 2014 - Who did what with funds raised after the Haiti earthquake? ACT members in Haiti celebrate success as Washington passes a bill requiring NGOs to carry out strict reporting of their activities in Haiti.

From beatings and silence to a dignified life

From beatings and silence to a dignified life

Aug 08, 2014

8 August 2014 - Poor, oppressed and illiterate. Silent, hesitant and timid – especially when their husbands were around. That is what life was like for most of the women in the small Lenca Indian village Río Grande. But a women’s project, supported by DCA, helped change their living conditions. We tell their story for world Indigenous People’s Day, August 8

Mobilising communities in the fight for safe motherhood

Mobilising communities in the fight for safe motherhood

Aug 08, 2014

8 August 2014 - The Afar are an ancient people, living in one of the harshest inhabited regions in the world, in the northwest of Ethiopia. For world Indigenous People’s Day, August 9, we’re featuring Anglican Overseas Aid’s maternal and child health project for semi-nomadic people in Afar

Women taking the lead

Women taking the lead

Jul 23, 2014

23 July 2014 - In South Sudan, ACT member World Renew works on improving agricultural production, and women take the lead

Second ACT assembly 2014

Second ACT assembly 2014

Jun 25, 2014

The ACT Assembly is under the motto "Join Hands – Full Life and Dignity for All" the strategic meeting place of the ACT membership. It takes place in Punta Cana from 21-24 October 2014

Civil society groups initiate dialogue to stop human rights abuses in the extractive industry

Civil society groups initiate dialogue to stop human rights abuses in the extractive industry

Jun 20, 2014

20 June, 2014 - The poor human rights record of mining companies is up for discussion next week as ACT and other civil society organisations bring the voices of people suffering exploitation to the UN office in Geneva

It’s time: businesses must be legally bound to respect human rights, says ACT Alliance

It’s time: businesses must be legally bound to respect human rights, says ACT Alliance

Jun 17, 2014

17 June, 2014 - Greater state protection against corporate human rights abuses would open the way for development that's sustainable and respects the rights of people and the environment

Keep up the climate momentum - ACT Alliance

Keep up the climate momentum - ACT Alliance

Jun 15, 2014

15 June, 2014 - UN climate talks have ended on a good note but pressure remains on the parties to strive toward a binding agreement

Issues

Post-2015 development agenda

Post-2015 development agenda

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Climate change

Climate change

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Development effectiveness

Development effectiveness

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Human rights and protection

Human rights and protection

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Capacity Development

Capacity Development

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Quality and Accountability

Quality and Accountability

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 Food security

Food security

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