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.”

Published:

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.”

Published:

Author: Simon Northover

Understanding the sensitivities

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

Published:

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."

Published:

Author: Simon Northover

News

  • Film

    This community in Cambodia have been fighting for justice for nine years. Watch their story... Read more

  • Harvest 2018 Newsletter

    Reaping the Rewards. Cord's Summer Newsletter: The power of peaceful relationships in Laos and elsewhere. Read more