Founded in 1994, Alternatives Action and Communication Network for International Development is a non-governmental, international solidarity organization.
Alternatives knows that, through the development of sustainable societies, another world is possible. This belief is grounded in the engagement, experience, and values of Alternatives’ members and the social movements to which they belong.
• In this world, women, men and children will live in dignity and respect, and will equitably share the power and resources they need to live and thrive.
• In this world, the diversity of peoples and persons will be respected, as will the human, civil, economic, social, and cultural rights of all of its inhabitants.
• In this world, solidarity, cooperation, respect for the environment, participatory democracy, and peace will be the pillars that hold it aloft.
• On this world, founded upon sustainable, just, and democratic social and economic development, construction has already begun at a local, national, and global level.
Strengthened by our vision and our national and international experience, Alternatives is an organization that works for solidarity, justice, and equity the world over.
Our aim is to help the networking, building, and promoting of innovative initiatives in popular and social movements that are fighting for economic, social, political, cultural and environmental rights.
Alternatives wants to strengthen citizen action and reinforce the contribution of social movements in the construction of sustainable societies.
Alternatives benefits from the support of public figures with diverse backgrounds, including Margaret Atwood, Gil Courtemanche, Judy Rebick, Ariane Émond, and Stanley Péan from the culture and information world, Madeleine Parent, Françoise David, and Amir Khadir of the social world, and from the international arena, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Asma Jahangir, and Noam Chomsky.