At the end of this month, Christian Aid’s work in Angola comes to an end after 37 years. Today, on International Human Rights Day, we celebrate some of the success of our Angolan partners, hard won in a very challenging context.
Ireland knows only too well that peace is fragile and precarious. The signing of a peace deal, whether in Colombia or Northern Ireland, signals the beginning rather than the end of the hard work on building lasting peace.
Father’s Day this year falls on 16 June and ‘16 June’ is also the name of a Christian Aid Ireland supported community in Angola. It provides housing for former street children who despite growing up fatherless are now embracing fatherhood.
CA’s Colombian partners Sisma Mujer & the National Network of Women HRDs yesterday shared the experiences of female survivors of sexual violence, including Colombia´s highest courts, responsible for bringing justice to those affected by the conflict.
For hundreds of former street children in Lobito, Angola, ‘16 June’ has a double significance. Not only is it the International Day of the African Child, it is also the name of the community they call home.
More than one in four women in Angola have suffered domestic violence in the last year. Read how a Christian Aid-supported project is working with teenage boys to reduce gender-based violence, now and for generations to come.