The higher level goal is to develop new forms of action for social justice that contribute to the transformation of structures of injustice and inequality by accompanying and supporting communities in their struggles. This is based on the conclusion that social change will happen if there is increased community agency, mobilisation and voice.
This work is centred on the pillars of i) social and economic justice, ii) environmental justice/climate change, and iii) gender justice and SRHR, and contributes to the implementation of the SDGs, notably the SDGs 1 (no poverty), 3 (good health and well-being), 5 (gender equality), 10 (reduced inequalities), 13 (climate action) and 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) in Southern Africa.
The ACT Ubumbano network is guided by an Advisory Group drawn from participating organisations and constituted at the annual Solidarity Hub. Currently it comprises the following organisations: ZELA, CLP, BMF, ELCSA, SAFCEI, ESSET, CA, CoS, BfdW, WWSOSA, and PACSA. Ashley Green-Thompson and Zanele Makombe are responsible for facilitating the connections and carrying out the decisions of the network.