We advocate for the policy priorities of InterAction and its Members, primarily with Congress and the executive branch of the U.S. government. View our official positions and read our public statements and supporting content below.
The outbreak and rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to diminish economies, exacerbate food insecurity, and further endanger the world's most vulnerable. As the virus continues to spread, InterAction strives to educate policymakers about the pandemic and advocate for greater funding for the NGO response.
InterAction and its Members have issued statements and sent letters to leaders of both parties in Congress in response to the White House’s policy of prosecuting asylum seekers and detaining children and families at the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as to oppose foreign assistance cuts to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
The ongoing economic and social collapse in Venezuela has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the Western hemisphere. More than 3 million people have fled the country, and those who remain are at severe risk of dying from hunger and malnutrition. InterAction and its Members are urging all parties to work with the humanitarian community to allow large scale and impartial humanitarian assistance into the country.
U.S. Foreign Assistance Budget
InterAction strives to educate policymakers about the critical role of U.S. foreign assistance and advocates for robust federal funding for poverty-focused international development and humanitarian programs implemented by NGOs.
Global Food Security Act
Globally, hundreds of millions of people are hungry and malnourished. Since it was enacted, the Global Food Security Act will help millions of people in developing countries to live healthy, productive lives. InterAction has played a leading role in convening a broad group of NGOs and other stakeholders to help shape this legislation.
Preventing Sexual Harassment and Abuse
InterAction and its Members have been working to address sexual abuse and exploitation within the international NGO community. While many international nonprofits began work on the prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation nearly a decade ago, changing cultural norms has necessitated robust action.