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ACT Ubumbano’s moments of 2021

Watch a brief video [2 mins 30 seconds] for highlights of ACT Ubumbano’s activities in 2021.

The team at ACT Ubumbano wish everyone a happy holiday season, and for those who celebrate the birth of Christ at this time, may the joy of Christmas be with you, your family and your community. It is a time to find strength in each other so that we can go into the new year renewed in our commitment to love, dignity, justice and solidarity with those under stress. The team will take some time off, and the office will be closed from 15th December until the first week of January 2022.

Journeying in struggle – an introductory story about the Accompaniment Programme

In addition to providing financial support for social justice actions, ACT Ubumbano has been engaged in conversations with the community activists and organisations doing the work. The purpose is to document their stories and to encourage reflection on their social justice practice and how we stand in solidarity with communities under stress. That journey of documenting, reflecting, learning and sharing will continue into 2022. In this newsletter, you can read the story about WONECA and their work with women in response to climate change in Zimbabwe.

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World Justice Challenge 2022: Building more just communities

Imprisoned at age 16, Mtilosera Pindani (center, between his parents) was released from Malawi’s death row after 22 years, thanks to the efforts of previous World Justice Challenge winner Malawi Sentencing Project.

Do you know a high-impact justice or anti-corruption project that deserves a $20,000 USD prize and global recognition? Please help spread the word: the World Justice Project extended the deadline to December, 14, 2021 for submissions to World Justice Challenge 2022: Building More Just Communities!

30 finalists will be invited to The Hague to showcase their work at the World Justice Forum 2022  (May 30-June 2). The World Justice Project will award five Challenge winners $20,000 USD each to expand their impact advancing the rule of law. 

To apply, click here.

Ubumbano Voice

The stories below are written by activists and organisers working in communities across the region. Click on the links to read the stories from the Ubumbano Voice website, or download the Ubumbano Voice App from Google Play store for these stories and more.

Women shun political spaces because of GBV

Gender Based Violence (GBV), has been identified as one of the major contributors to the limited number of women involved in the political spaces in Zimbabwe... Read more

High rate of waste effluent in Polopoto river a cause for concern

Mulanje (MJ) District hospital continues to dispose their waste in Polopoto river as such the quality of water decreases. People around MJ hospital market and Njedza are concerned the most... Read more

Poverty Alleviation: a nightmare for Muloza Community

Mulanje is one of the districts in Malawi where some investors from Kenya established Tea Estates consisting of plantations and production factories in the 1990’s through leasehold ownership contract with Malawian government... Read more

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