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Restore hope in conflict times

Posted: 20 June 2017

Access to water and sanitation for refugees is critical for health and survival. ACORD is providing WASH for South Sudanese refugees in Bidibidi settlement in Northern Uganda.

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Finding refuge in Uganda

Posted: 20 June 2017

Women refugees carry the greatest burden. With support from the United Nations Population Fund, ACORD Uganda has been providing lifesaving reproductive health services to South Sudanese refugees in Adjumani and Lamwo. Uganda Solidarity Summit calls for additional support to respond to fastest growing refugee crisis in the world.

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Uganda: Enhancing living conditions for Burundian and Congolese refugees

Posted: 9 November 2016

With Ä500k from @eu_echo ACORD is enhancing living conditions for 15,434 Burundian and Congolese #refugees in #Uganda

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Investing in Africa's teenage girls - making them agents of change

Posted: 11 July 2016

Today 11 July is World Population Day, and we want to appreciate ACORDís work with adolescent girls in pastoralist communities in Tanzania. #SDG5 #WPD2016 #SRH

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New report on BRICS investments in African agriculture

Posted: 28 June 2016

ACORD is launching a new report on impacts opportunities and concerns from investments in African agriculture. The research looked closer at Chinese, Brazilian and Indian investments with case studies from Zambia, Tanzania and Uganda. It looks critically at whether small holder farmers are benefiting and if the investments are aligned with agricultural strategies.

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Disinfecting water with sun rays

Posted: 27 June 2016

Story originally appeared in Uganda's Daily Monitor - Impact Journalism 2016 - describing how ACORD in Uganda trained communities in disinfecting water with sun rays, using the WADI device.

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Legal problems in daily life

Posted: 3 May 2016

Ground breaking survey by ACORD Uganda and HiiL shows that access to legal justice in Uganda is patchy and unfair; solutions are urgently needed.

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ACORD wins the 2016 Betty Plewes award

Posted: 21 April 2016

The 2016 award is given to ACORD in recognition of its stellar work in promoting and supporting human rights in Africa Ė and comes with a prize of $5000 Canadian dollars. ACORDís work with local organisations throughout the continent has resulted in more people empowered to defend their rights and improve their living conditions, especially women.

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Make Leave No One Behind a Reality

Posted: 10 March 2016

The new global goals represent an opportunity to change policymaking for the better. Civil society and grassroots organizations are essential for the successful localization of the SDGs in African countries, and they must play a greater role in defining priorities and designing policies: A video interview with Salina Sanou, ACORD's Head of Policy and Advocacy. A position paper from the African Civil Society Circle that ACORD is part of on the roles of civil society in localising the sustainable development goals.

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Beijing Platform for Action under the microscope | ACORD @ CSW59

Posted: 8 March 2016

Beijing Platform for Action under the microscope | ACORD @ CSW59

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