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Blogs & Comment

  • 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...
  • Aciro Joyce walks with blistering pace, never looking back as she performs her daily chores at a homestead outside Amuru, Northern Uganda. Her eyes are fixed on the future; the last 20 years has been...
  • “My husband had been violent for a while,” says 37 year old Apoko. Apoko would accept the beatings because she felt she had no other choice. When it finally became unbearable she turned to ActionAid...
  • The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for us here at ActionAid Nepal. Since the first earthquake struck on the 25th of April magnitude 7.8 Scale, we have worked around the clock; delivering...
  • As I prepare to leave Nepal, I can’t help but reflect on my time here, and the (sometimes very scary!) experiences I have had with my Nepalese colleagues. I have come to cherish these colleagues...
  • Today is Africa Day and on this day, May 25 of 1963, leaders of 30 independent African states signed the founding charter of the African Union. The date has been retained to celebrate African unity....