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Blogs & Comment

  • Sonia Zavesky has been a board member of ActionAid Australia since 2009. Sonia joined the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior crew in May to deliver relief items and now talks of her return to meet the women...
  • As we entered the village of Susiya this morning, it seemed to be just as sleepy as the rest of Palestine, where families are recovering from ‘Eid celebrations over the weekend. But when you looked...
  • By Chisomo Manthalu and Tissie Msonkho, ActionAid MalawiMalawi is the poorest country in the world. Life expectancy here is 55 and on average there are just three nurses for every 10,000 people in...
  • Suljhana is a 30 year old woman living in the village of Panga, just outside of Kathmandu. She is one of hundreds of people who have taken refuge from dangerous buildings in camps set up outside the...
  • Africa Day provides an excellent opportunity for we as Australians living in a rich nation to pause and reflect about our moral responsibility to all our brothers and sisters in this world. In the...
  • These stories are not isolated incidents. Women and girls in cities aren’t able to take advantage of the opportunities that cities offer because of fear. It is this fear and experience of rape,...
  • I knew I was in danger from the way the hair stood up on the back of my neck.  I was walking home, well past midnight, alone, and taking a shortcut because I was tired.  I heard him before...
  • Sonia Zavesky has been a board member of ActionAid Australia since 2009. She previously headed up the communications team at Greenpeace. Sonia joined the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior crew and ActionAid...
  • ActionAid Australia’s Disaster Risk Resilience Specialist, Melissa Bungcaras reflects on Nepal.One year ago on ANZAC Day, I was attending an international conference relating to community level...
  • We landed in Vanuatu in the dead of the night. Electricity hasn’t yet been entirely restored, and until it is, the government has implemented a 6pm curfew as a precautionary measure to ensure the...
  • ActionAid's Senior Program Coordinator, Grace Nicholas shares the story of Tissam Zairia, a 38 year old sheep farmer from the town of A’Samua in Hebron. This story shows how women are continuing to...
    ActionAid's Grace Nicholas and Tissam Zairia, West Bank, Hebron.
  • I was just one year old when Anita Cobby was murdered, and yet her death was one of those things that informed my upbringing – it was something that contributed to my understanding of the world. It...
  • ActionAid's Michelle Higelin talks about joining forces with nearly 500 feminists, and the mobilisation that is already underway to hold governments accountable for national and international...
  • A message of thanks!Thank you for your valuable support to help women and girls fight poverty. This newsletter is a snapshot of the many ways in which your gift is making a differenceFollowing are...
  • The Government of Myanmar has reported that 1 million people have been severely affected by monsoonal floods across 12 of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions since mid-July. This includes a 211...