In Malawi, young volunteers have been given a green light to make the most of their innovation and passion on the ICS programme. It has already had significant impact on the community, and here is just one of many stories of how one village is benefitting from working with a fantastic group of devoted young people.
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Progressio recently joined more than 9,000 people and 50 organisations at the UK’s largest ever mass climate lobby in Westminster. Having successfully lobbied 330MPs in one afternoon, the event aimed to influence government decisions ahead of the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals in September, and the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) in December, where world leaders will meet to agree a legally binding and universal agreement on climate.
On 18th June 2015, Pope Francis published his Papal Encyclical on environment and climate change. Pope Francis’ charismatic writing style offers an accessible read for people of all faiths and none, so readership is not limited to the Catholic community. Instead, Pope Francis addresses all “people of good will” with the aim of encouraging them to “care for our common home” and take immediate action against climate change.
Humanitarian agencies are calling on the international community to support a lasting solution that could save the lives of millions of civilians in Yemen, as the United Nations prepares to host peace talks on Sunday June 14th in Geneva.
Progressio's Policy and Advocacy Officer, Fatima Haase, has worked alongside young people from all over the Commonwealth on a young people's vision on how gender and equality should be achieved in today's world, during the Commonwealth Youth Gender and Equality Forum in Malta from 12th - 17th May 2015.
As we approach World Environment Day, Pope Francis has made a strong statement of intent on what the Christian responsibility is when it comes to protecting our environment. During Sunday morning Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope quoted Psalm 104 to show the link between the Holy Spirit and the health of the world we live in.
Heavy fighting continues to grip Yemen. Amongst the devastating impacts of the war is an increasing difficulty to supply vital humanitarian assistance to millions of vulnerable people in the country. 22 major aid agencies, including Progressio, are now warning that life-saving work risks coming to an abrupt end within a week unless land, sea and air routes are opened immediately.
Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.
This year, World Environment Day (June 5) is all about sustainable consumption and production. With that in mind, international development organisation, Progressio are sharing stories of how people are standing up for the environment in Zimbabwe, Malawi, El Salvador and here in the UK.
Something amazing is happening in my community in the Dominican Republic and it’s transforming the lives of our women right now. I wanted to extend my personal thanks to you, as it’s because of gifts from supporters like you, that this change is happening.