Seeking justice for all
This new PILLARS Guide presents a number of common situations of injustice based on the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It seeks to help people to learn about their human rights and to discuss ways of promoting them in different local situations. Each topic includes Bible references that help us to understand God’s compassion and passion for justice. This Guide helps us understand how to challenge unjust laws, to become familiar with our human rights and to promote and defend the rights of others.
Improving food security
This PILLARS Guide provides practical information on pest control, grain banks and new techniques for food preservation and storage. It increases awareness of the benefits of maintaining genetic variability and traditional crop varieties.
This PILLARS Guide encourages awareness of agro forestry for improving soil conservation, nutrition, soil fertility, fuel wood production and family income. It includes details of nursery techniques.
PILLARS Guides can be downloaded free at: www.tearfund.org/tilz
Printed copies are available from: Tearfund Resources Development, PO Box 200, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4WQ, UK. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Footsteps CD Rom
The latest Footsteps CD Rom contains the content of issues 1–65 in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. It uses html format which means that it is easy to search for any topic. Individual articles can be printed for use in training or translating. The CD Rom costs £15 (US $27, €22) and can be ordered from the above address.
Tools together now!
This toolkit is produced by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and provides a selection of 100 Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) tools for community mobilisation around HIV. PLA tools are interactive activities that enable communities and organisations to work together to respond to HIV in their community. The tools cover learning, developing a plan, acting on it and evaluating and reflecting on how it went. All the tools and approaches described in this toolkit were developed or adapted in the field by Alliance partner NGOs with communities.
The toolkit is available to download as a pdf, or order from the website: www.aidsalliance.org
eTALC – order resources online
Teaching-aids At Low Cost (TALC) is a UK-based charity providing free and low -cost books and educational materials to healthcare workers and organisations throughout the world.
You can now order free and low-cost healthcare aids from the website: www.talcuk.org
Where There Is No Doctor – online!
An updated 2006 edition of the classic community healthcare manual, Where There Is No Doctor, is now available online. This manual is designed for health workers, clinicians, and others involved in primary healthcare delivery and health promotion programmes around the world. It provides practical, easily understood information on how to diagnose, treat, and prevent many common illnesses.
Paper copies cost US $22 plus shipping, and can be ordered from the same website, or from: Hesperian, 1919 Addison Street, Suite 304, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA.
Useful websites for climate change
www.stopclimatechaos.org/ UK-based campaigning site with useful links to other sites
www.tearfund.org/action/ Useful publications and ideas for action
www.unfccc.int/ Reports from the United Nations conferences
www.tiempocyberclimate.org/portal/bulletin.htm Global information including a regular free magazine Tiempo and practical information
www.climatenetwork.org/ A global network of NGOs
www.linkingclimateadaptation.org A network sharing information about adaptation to climate change.
www.panda.org/about_wwf/what_we_do/climate_change/index.cfm WWF’s website introduces the issues behind climate change, with ideas for action
www.eldis.org/climate/index.htm UK-based centres of academic research
www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/climate-change Practical ideas for campaigning