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The Monsoon Accessorize Trust

The Monsoon Accessorize Trust

Leaving and learning

This briefing summarises key principles that underpin Christian Aid’s approach to working with partners.

A game of snakes and ladders

Setting up a research function within an international development NGO

Ghana learning review

A decade of innovation in tax justice and inclusive markets programming

Guatemala learning review

Learning from ACTuando Juntos, an ACT Alliance joint programme

Christian Aid in the Philippines: an exit learning review

Building climate resilience and strengthening civil society

South Africa learning review

Learning from our work in South Africa

Brazil learning review

Three decades working with social movements

Angola: An exit learning review

This review seeks to celebrate the Angola programme’s thirty-seven years of work.

A study on solar ovens in Bolivia

The document explains how communities in Bolivia are benefitting from ovens run by solar power.

Traidcraft

Christian Aid’s partner Traidcraft offers one of the widest ranges of fair trade products available online.

No more harmful traditional practices: working with faith leaders

In 2017 a consortium of members of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI) undertook a study funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), entitled ‘Working effectively with faith leaders to challenge harmful traditional practices'. The United Nations has defined harmful traditional practices (HTPs) as follows: Traditional cultural practices reflect values and beliefs held by members of a community for periods often spanning generations. Every social grouping in the world has specific traditional cultural practices and beliefs, some of which are beneficial to all members, while others are harmful to a specific group, such as women. These harmful traditional practices include female genital mutilation (FGM); forced feeding of women; early marriage; the various taboos or practices which prevent women from controlling their own fertility; nutritional taboos and traditional birth practices; son preference and its implications for the status of the girl child; female infanticide; early pregnancy; and dowry price. Despite their harmful nature and their violation of international human rights laws, such practices persist because they are not questioned and take on an aura of morality in the eyes of those practicing them. Faith leaders are men and women recognised by their faith community, both formally or informally, as playing authoritative and influential leadership roles within faith institutions to guide, inspire or lead others (of faith). This may be within a formal religious hierarchy of accountability, but also includes informal movements. This report serves as a synthesis of the study findings.

Working effectively with faith leaders - harmful traditional practices

In 2016, the United Kingdom’s (UK) Department for International Development released a call for proposals for a study entitled “Working effectively with faith leaders to challenge harmful traditional practices.” A Consortium of the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, an international alliance examining the contribution of faith groups to community health and wellbeing, undertook this study to investigate best practices around engaging with faith leaders on harmful traditional practices (HTPs). This study is currently on-going and will continue until 2018.

PACS programme summary film

A final wrap up film of the Poorest Areas Civil Society programme in India, showing achievements and learnings.