Integral Human
Development

Overview

We recognize the wholeness of human life.That every person, everywhere, achieves a state of personal well-being in an environment that respects the sacredness of life and dignity of every individual.

Our actions aim to contribute to the improvement of the quality of the lives of children, youth, women, people with disabilities and the aging population and their families. We work with partners through our affiliate National Inter-Religious Councils and networks for implementation. Our focus program areas include:

Integral Human Development

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Empowering individuals and communities to thrive is at the heart of ACRL-RfP

How We Make

Change

Despite global and national recognition of children’s rights, the African child still faces many challenges such as poverty, limited access to safe drinking water, access to healthcare, violence against children, child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

Through partnerships and working with faith networks, we strive to ensure every child enjoys their childhood and can access the basic care and services to attain their full potential.  ‘Every child has the right to survive now and thrive in the future.’

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a cross-cutting objective for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Women and girls represent half of the world’s population, yet gender inequality stagnates social progress.

International commitments to advance gender equality have brought about improvements in some areas. Child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) have declined in recent years, and women’s representation in the political arena is higher than before. But the promise of a world in which every woman and girl enjoys full gender equality, and where all legal, social and economic barriers to their empowerment have been removed, remains unfulfilled

The empowerment of women and the improvement of their political, social, economic and health status is a highly important end in the achievement of sustainable development.

We strive to support development activities that will increase household incomes and improve the lives of women and their communities.

At ACRL-RfP, we understand that while the global vision of universal health care shares common aims and objectives, its success is rooted in existing realities in country and community contexts. Strong healthcare must focus on individuals and communities and strengthen local health systems.

We build the capacity of religious leaders – including clergy, women of faith, and interfaith youth networks to act and mobilize others to respond to health and other life-threatening emergencies by advocating a change in health social behavior and attitudes Further, advocate for improved health financing, including Universal Health Care, Community Health Financing, Health Emergency campaigns, and measures against epidemics.

Primary health care (PHC) is an approach that engages all facets of society in organizing and strengthening national health systems to bring health and well-being services closer to communities.