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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At-risk youth talk of violence and resilience in Rio slums

At-risk youth talk of violence and resilience in Rio slums

Jan 29, 2013

A community-based art programme is helping at-risk youth overcome socioeconomic obstacles in one of Rio's most violent slums.

Back donors enhance capacity of aid and development work

Back donors enhance capacity of aid and development work

Jan 16, 2013

The benefits of working with back donors go beyond funding relief and development work.

Aid community marks three years since Haiti quake

Aid community marks three years since Haiti quake

Jan 12, 2013

While the effects of Haiti's devastating earthquake are still being felt, pockets of progress provide cause for optimism, according to this podcast.

Award-winning documentary series launches new season with profile of ACT member

Award-winning documentary series launches new season with profile of ACT member

Jan 09, 2013

A profile of Church World Service kicks off the 18th season of a popular U.S. documentary series and features an interview with ACT governing board member, Donna Derr.

Cambodia moves toward enhanced stability

Cambodia moves toward enhanced stability

Jan 09, 2013

Long-term ACT development projects in northern Cambodia are providing stability for villages hit by floods two years ago that left 1.2 million people homeless.

Children build Christmas fun in developing countries

Children build Christmas fun in developing countries

Dec 20, 2012

Thousands of children living in tough conditions in ACT member countries will spend Christmas playing with a popular toy.

Campaigners link right to food with climate justice

Campaigners link right to food with climate justice

Dec 10, 2012

The inextricable link between climate change and food security within a human rights framework is being discussed by the international community with increasing urgency.

ACT signs on to open letter to ministers at COP 18

ACT signs on to open letter to ministers at COP 18

Dec 04, 2012

ACT has joined around 40 NGOs and alliances to sign an open letter to ministers as they arrive in Doha calling for immediate emissions cuts, adaptation assistance for developing countries, and an international mechanism to compensate for loss and damage.

Campaigners march for climate justice

Campaigners march for climate justice

Dec 03, 2012

Images from the Doha climate change march December 1, 2012. A number of ACT members attending the COP18 climate talks in Doha took part in the march.

Will funding for climate change end this year?

Will funding for climate change end this year?

Dec 03, 2012

A financial black hole is fast approaching as the second week of UN climate negotiations begins today in Doha, Qatar.

Faith-based advocates seek better access to HIV/AIDS treatments

Faith-based advocates seek better access to HIV/AIDS treatments

Nov 28, 2012

‘Getting to Zero’ is the theme of World AIDS Day on December 1, reflecting the international advocacy and policy priorities of achieving zero AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections, and the total elimination of stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.

Keep COP 18 true to science and the poor

Keep COP 18 true to science and the poor

Nov 26, 2012

UN talks that began in Doha today must finally take the concrete steps needed to move towards a comprehensive agreement to tackle climate change.

Guatemalan mother seeks justice through UN review

Guatemalan mother seeks justice through UN review

Oct 25, 2012

The same week that human campaigner Blanca Rosa Quiroa de Hernández attends a United Nations review of civil rights in Guatemala, she also comes painfully close to finding the remains of her son who disappeared 28 years ago.

Marchers urge progress on land reform talks

Marchers urge progress on land reform talks

Oct 17, 2012

Following on the heels of a successful march, organisers of India's land rights' protest insist the reform process must move forward as talks with the government get underway.

New food crisis threatens globe

New food crisis threatens globe

Oct 16, 2012

To mark World Food Day, this briefing paper outlines the factors that are contributing to yet another looming food crisis, and attempts to chart a way out of the cycle.

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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