Reducing violence. Reducing poverty.
If access to clean water and education; skills and livelihoods; legal representation and basic rights, is unfair, corrupt or exclusive, then sustainable development is unachievable.
And if this is a result of deliberate choices, then violence often follows.
For 50 years, Cord has worked with vulnerable people profoundly affected by violence – people trapped in poverty because basic needs are difficult to deliver, when insecurity and violence make progress all but impossible.
Cord’s practical programmes seek to reduce and remove violence – physical or structural; through prejudice or deliberate actions that hurt, harm, suppress or intimidate – in all its forms.