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19 June 2013
BOND - UK network of voluntary organisations in International and Development Education
Bond is the UK membership body for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in international development. Established in 1993, we have 370 members ranging from large bodies with a world-wide presence to smaller, specialist organisations working in certain regions or with specific groups of people. We promote, support, represent and, on occasion, lead the work and interests of UK international development organisations. We do this through the exchange of experience, ideas and information and, as the UK network of international development organisations, supports members to strengthen the quality and effectiveness of the sector.
Campaign Against Arms Trade
The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) in the UK works to end the international arms trade. The arms business has a devastating impact on human rights and security, and damages economic development. Large scale military procurement and arms exports only reinforce a militaristic approach to international problems. In seeking to end the arms trade, CAAT's priorities are: to stop the procurement or export of arms where they might: exacerbate conflict, support aggression, or increase tension support an oppressive regime or undermine democracy threaten social welfare through the level of military spending to end all government political and financial support for arms exports and to promote progressive demilitarisation within arms-producing countries. CAAT considers that security needs to be seen in much broader terms that are not dominated by military and arms company interests. A wider security policy would have the opportunity to reallocate resources according to actual threats and benefits, including addressing major causes of insecurity such as inequality and climate change. CAAT values the diversity of opinion amongst its supporters and is committed to nonviolence in all its work.
Campaign Against HIV/AIDS
The Stop AIDS Campaign is an unprecedented initiative of the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development, bringing together more than 80 of the UK's leading development and HIV and AIDS groups. Launched on World AIDS Day 2001, the campaign works to raise awareness in the UK about global HIV/AIDS epidemic and to campaign for urgently scaled up international action. We are campaigning for comprehensive Universal Access to prevention, treatment, care and support with no one left behind. Why...? We are striving for a world in which peoples’ human rights are respected. Discrimination that prevents certain groups of people from accessing services is stopped and the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS are fully respected. In 2005 world leaders promised to provide Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment care and support by 2010. Yet, 6000 people are still dying every day of AIDS-related illnesses, unable to access the essential services they need to stay alive. Join us in our campaign.
Children in Crossfire
Children in Crossfire envisages the creation of a safe environment where every child can realise their rights, develop to the fullest and reach their potential. By improving early childhood care for development, we will strive to empower young children and their communities to build a better future. The three core components of our mission are integrated in our rights based, strategic approach to meet the needs of those in early childhood in developing countries, by identifying local partner organisations and building their capacity to: Tackle the issues affecting those in early childhood. Engage with the conditions in which those in early childhood children live. Influence the policies relating to early childhood poverty.
Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. We are part of a wider movement for social justice. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid has a vision - an end to poverty - and we believe that vision can become a reality.
We work together with people living in poverty to enable them to improve the quality of their lives. We do this through practical work with individuals, communities and partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America to: Improve food security and sustainable livelihoods through Agricultural development, nurturing natural resources, and enabling access to microfinance and markets. Improve health through Access to safe water & sanitation, preventive healthcare, improved nutrition, & action on HIV and AIDS. Improve respect for rights through Empowerment of women, children and other vulnerable groups. Improve skills through Literacy circles, capacity building, and other training. Reduce vulnerability through Disaster risk reduction, integrating emergency preparedness and response work with long-term development. Read our 2010 Impact Report to find out about the scope and impact of our work in 12 countries. Every year, around 1.5 million people living in poverty in 12 countries are improving their quality of life, through Concern Universal's work.
Concern Worldwide works with the poorest people in the poorest countries of the world to enable them to transform their lives. Sustained by the concern of our many supporters, we seek out those who most urgently need our support, and work with them through thick and thin to tackle poverty, hunger and disaster. 72 million children around the world are not enrolled in school; Concern Worldwide focuses on providing basic education to those who need it most. Access to education is not only a basic human right, but also a key factor in reducing poverty and child labour. Many of the countries where Concern Worldwide works are highly vulnerable to conflict-based emergencies and natural disaster. They are prone to floods, storms, earthquakes and droughts. The frequency of these disasters is increasing at an alarming rate. Concern Worldwide recognises that poverty, inequality and marginalisation are both the root causes and consequences of poor health. Today, there are an estimated 1.3 billion people living in extreme poverty, most of whom regularly experience health problems. Concern Worldwide has been supporting the livelihoods of the poorest people in developing countries for over 30 years. Put simply, “livelihoods” means a person’s ability to earn a living. But it is about so much more than just income, it is about everything that makes an impact on a person’s life. In 2009, there were 1.8 million AIDS-related deaths. At the end of 2009, there were 33.3 million people worldwide living with HIV. Up to 300 million people are directly affected by the pandemic, including orphaned children.
Cyfanfydd (Welsh Development Education Association)
Cyfanfyd is a national membership organisation working to promote education for sustainable development and global citizenship (ESDGC) in Wales. We support organisations working in all fields of education helping them to incorporate a global dimension into their work. Our aim is the creation of a confident and outward looking Wales in which all have an understanding of their rights and responsibilities as global citizens. Cyfanfyd is active in the fields of global youth work, lifelong learningand the formal school-based education. Cyfanfyd also acts as a representative lobbying organisation to ensure that global learning remains a priority for government organisations in Wales. Cyfanfyd membership is open to any organisation interested in global citizenship education.