Cord

Promoting the Power of Peaceful Relationships

We are launching our new organisational strategy, 'Promoting the Power of Peaceful Relationships', and we need your help! The strategy will enable us to strengthen relationships between communities and governments in closed societies, tackling poverty and supporting human rights.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1070684)

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Campaign target

£16,000

Amount raised

£28,827

Donations

85

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

Across Africa and Asia governments are reducing the space available for civil society and communities to advocate their needs and rights. There is little trust and almost no engagement between authorities and those with little power to hold them to account. Relationships between those with power (governments & business) and those without (communities & civil society) are increasingly dysfunctional. This undermines poverty reduction, sustainable development, and human rights initiatives.

Solution

Cord's new strategy will allow us to 1) Develop the skills, knowledge and expertise of civil society organisations (CSO), allowing them to more strategically and nonviolently advocate the needs and rights of communities with governments; 2) Generate commitment among governments to working with CSOs for the benefit of marginalised communities. 3) Make space for CSOs, government and business to meet and build trust in each other, and identify how to work together for the benefit of society.