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Gender lens to the UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights briefing

In this briefing, ACT Alliance sets out its analysis and recommendations concerning the UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights ahead of the negotiations taking place in October 2019.  Business principles do not always converge with human rights principles. In various dimensions, from violence against women, to women’s economic participation, to tax, trade and investment, the gendered disparities are not resolved uniquely by market participation and growth dynamics. In fact, the growth-based model often puts women and other individuals who are marginalised in disadvantageous positions, ie, trapped in poverty, in unequal power relations and subject to abuse and violence. We believe that in order to ensure respect for human rights, we need binding rules on business and human rights at all levels, including respect for human rights, conducting meaningful human rights due diligence and adequate reporting, as well as access to remedy for victims of human rights abuses.

An economy of life briefing

An economy of life: How transforming the economy can tackle inequalities, bring climate justice and build a sustainable future Our vision is that global institutions genuinely represent and are accountable to the interests of everyone, not just the rich and powerful. This means confronting the institutional structures, including the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), cultural norms and power imbalances that work together to maintain the status quo. We need to look for new expressions of economic life. Measures of economic growth overlook human and environmental wellbeing. It is time re-evaluate. This briefing challenges the World Bank and IMF to be part of this change and to become of a progressive and positive force in an economic future that leaves no one behind and is beneficial for nature and the climate.

Harvest toolkit: assembly PowerPoint - Welsh

A slideshow to accompany the Harvest assembly.

Harvest toolkit: assembly - Welsh

Use this to introduce your pupils to Agar in Ethiopia - whose family is using solar power for the good of their health and the climate.

Harvest toolkit: collective worship ideas - Welsh

A few ideas to explore during whole school or class collective worship – including sunflower templates to cut out and colour in!

Harvest toolkit: assembly PowerPoint - English

A slideshow to accompany the Harvest assembly.

Harvest toolkit: assembly - English

Use this to introduce your pupils to Agar in Ethiopia - whose family is using solar power for the good of their health and the climate.

Poverty over presentation

Age: 16+ / Sixth form Subject areas: Geography, RE A sixth form presentation looking at poverty and how it affects people around the world. 

Poverty over workshop

Age: 16+ / Sixth form Subject areas: Geography, RE For students aged 16 and over to explore different approaches to defining global poverty, how poverty is an issue of power as well as material hardship and how Christian Aid is working with communities to tackle poverty.

Time for tax: a workshop on tax justice

Age: 16+ / Sixth form / Youth group (11-18) A workshop for students aged 16 and over to increase awareness of the role taxation plays in helping governments provide essential services, to explore the economic and social consequences of tax dodging, and to engage with Christian Aid's campaign for tax justice.

Time for tax: a workshop on tax justice - Welsh

Age: 16+ / Sixth form / Youth group (11-18) A Welsh language workshop for students aged 16 and over to increase awareness of the role taxation plays in helping governments provide essential services, to explore the economic and social consequences of tax dodging, and to engage with Christian Aid's campaign for tax justice.

Time for tax: activity sheet and case studies

Age: 16+ / Sixth form / Youth group (11-18) This workshop contains four activities and four case studies about tax justice. 

Time for tax: activity sheet and case studies - Welsh

Age: 16+ / Sixth form / Youth group (11-18) This workshop contains four activities and four case studies about tax justice. 

Transformers presentation

Age: 7-11 Subject areas: Geography, citizenship This presentation shows some of the amazing things people are doing around the world to transform their lives and make the planet a better place. Download the Transformers presentation notes

The poverty challenge game

Age: 11-14 / Youth group (11-18) A simulation game that aims to raise players’ awareness of our divided world and the importance of finding lasting solutions to help poor countries develop and work their way out of poverty.