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.

Inspired to greater things

“So for me and my family, we are so happy to get this land title. I think that my family will have a brighter future.”

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Author: Simon Northover

Just the beginning

“What I learn from them is that even though they got the land title, their lives are still not so secure...people don’t trust the law even though they have their land title.”

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Author: Simon Northover

Understanding the sensitivities

“If you have land and shelter, people respect you. Without it, you have no dignity.”

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Author: Simon Northover

Batwa and Building Bridges

“Before, it was not possible to imagine sharing a drink or a meal with a Batwa. Today, things have changed."

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Author: Simon Northover

News

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