Human Dignity

Pan-Amazon Social Forum in Belém

Alternatives supported the organization of the Pan-Amazon Social Forum that took place in the city of Belém in the Brazilian Amazon in January 2003. This thematic forum, held in the sphere of the World Social Forum (WSF), allowed representatives from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and Brazil to discuss the issues surrounding the Amazon, one of the world’s largest natural resource reserves.


Year: 
2003

DRC: Rebuilding Healthcare in N’Djili-Brasserie

SUPPORT FOR A BETTER HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN KINSHASA

In N’Djili-Brasserie, a peri-urban neighbourhood 14 kilometres from downtown Kinshasa, Alternatives has started a project to help a community in need.

The project aims to: 

Year: 
2003

Campaign for the Promotion of Family Planning and the Fight Against STDs/HIV/AIDS

In DRC, AIDS affects a large portion of the population at a rate of 5%. With an average of 173,000 new cases each year, this number will probably continue to grow. Several aggravating factors, such as the war and mass displacement, have likely contributed to the spread of HIV and other STDs. Hospitals are currently overrun with HIV patients. At the Kisangani hospital, 68% of its patients are expected to die of AIDS, compared to 75% at the hospital in Kikwit.

Year: 
2003
Contact Person & Details: 
Michel LAMBERT

Burundi : Reconstruction et Rehabilitation

Context:

Classified among the poorest nations of the world for several years now, since 1993 Burundi has faced an armed conflict that has severely affected all sectors of society. Other unfavourable factors have contributed to the despairs of poverty, including movement of refugees, recurring droughts and a severe malaria epidemic.

Project:

Alternatives and its partners have developed a rehabilitation project in the provinces of Kayanza, Muramvya, Bururi and Bujumbura.

Year: 
1993

Welcome Palestine

Given the failure of diplomacy, the apathy of the international community and Canada’s refusal to recognize the rights of the Palestinian population, it is our responsibility as citizens to act to put an end to the isolation and violence imposed on the Palestinians by Israel.

From April 15-21, more than 1,000 people from around the world will journey to Bethlehem to help build the International School of Palestine, to meet with Palestinian civil society organizations and to observe the checkpoints along the separation wall erected by Israel.

Year: 
2012
Contact Person & Details: 
Stéphan Corriveau, info@bienvenuepalestine.ca

Afghanistan: Rebuilding Civil Society

Context:

Afghan societyhas been exhausted by 23 years of wars, repeated drought and chronic poverty. Decades of violence and suffering have exacerbated ethnic divisions, with disastrous humanitarian consequences.

Year: 
2003

Canada : project Échos d’Afrique

Project led by the Centre d’information et de documentation sur le Mozambique et l’Afrique Australe (CIDMAA) in collaboration with Partnership Africa Canada (PAC), Safari Maison Interculturelle and Radio Centre-Ville (102.3 FM).

 

Context and Objectives

Year: 
1992 - 1993

Angola: Research and Information Project

In collaboration with NIZA

Context :

Year: 
2000 - 2001

DRC: Relaunch of construction with brick Adobe

As part of a project aimed at rehabilitation of the disabled people in Limete (Kinshasa), Alternatives has recently undertaken (May 2003) a pilot project aimed at using promouvir Appropriate building technologies at lower costs. Adobe bricks (made ​​of clay) is actually cheaper to produce, but more importantly, it has undeniable qualities in terms of its climate resilience.

Year: 
2003
Contact Person & Details: 
Michel LAMBERT
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