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Christian Aid Remote Monitoring Learning Review

About our staff's experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

Christian Aid Week 2021 Quiz

Encourage people to get quizzical about poverty by entering this fun quiz and help raise your fundraising total.

SABI Learning Review: Triggering Citizen Action

SABI community citizen action for effective governance and improved public services. Has it succeeded?

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.

Missed Out: The role of local actors in the humanitarian response in the South Sudan conflict

Lessons from South Sudan demonstrate why involving and strengthening national actors is the only approach that is truly effective and sustainable. A joint research report from Christian Aid, Oxfam, Tearfund, and CAFOD and Trocaire in Partnership.

How Can Donor Requirements be Reformed to Better Support Effort to Strengthen Local Humanitarian Capacity

A paper to inform discussion about the emerging tension between building local capacity and managing programmatic risk.

Missed Again: Making space for partnership in the Typhoon Haiyan response

Some of the challenges identified in research into partnership working in the Philippines during the humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan.

Missed Opportunities: the case for strengthening national and local partnership-based humanitarian responses

This study examines the potential of partnerships with national non-governmental organisations in humanitarian response, based on lessons from four major emergency settings.

Building the Future of Humanitarian Aid: Local capacity and partnerships in emergency assistance

Investment in building resilience, reducing disaster risk and strengthening local capacity to respond saves lives and speeds recovery from emergencies.

Haiti: Unconditional cash transfers - lessons learnt

Christian Aid’s partners in Haiti distributed cash to people affected by the earthquake. This paper highlights the successes and challenges of their approaches.

Broken appeal poster

Download our 'Broken' appeal poster to display in your church