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Blogs & Comment

  • As ActionAid launches a landmark new report, Philip Sen explains why inequality is one of the defining struggles of our times and how the Australian Federal Budget must start addressing it.A rising...
  • The branches of the trees in Nazma’s garden groan under the weight of ripe mangoes and guava. Behind them lie bright patches of green where spinach and okra are grown. Abundance appears to be...
  • ActionAid Australia is among a coalition of Australian organisations who have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling on the Government to take action to end tax dodging practises that...
  • Women are amazing. [ibimage==33662==image_content_fullwidth==none==self==null==]Photo Credit: Florian Lang/Actionaid.  Women are strong.[ibimage==33663==image_content_fullwidth==none==...
  • I have just returned from Fiji, where ActionAid is working with our local partner organisation, FemLINK PACIFIC, to respond to the crisis left in the wake of Cyclone Winston, which struck two months...
  • Inequality is rising in Australia. This is one of the great contradictions in modern Australia where the 1% ramble on about the importance of the “fair go” whilst they accumulate massive amounts of...
  • Jesca Ibwapus was just 20 years old when she married and came to depend on her husband for everything. For two decades, she survived through a daily struggle to feed and clothe her children. “If I...
  • ActionAid Australia's Communications Intern Tola Myczkowska writes on the Safe Cities movement in Brazil and the important role tax plays in ensuring women's rights. In 2015, women living in Brazil's...
  • ActionAid's Philip Sen explains the link between the Panama Papers, tax and women's rights.A three-letter word ending with ‘X’ is in the news again. It’s not ‘sex’ - but it is a gender issue. It’s...
  • Kelera Katu has three adult children and four grandchildren. She is a rural women’s leader with FemLINKPACIFIC in the village of Korovou Tarua, in Fiji’s west. For four years, Kelera has taken...
  • Brenda Moore is the Executive Director of the Kids Educational Engagement Project (KEEP) in Liberia, who has been working with ActionAid Liberia to respond to the Ebola crisis and now during the...
  • What is CSW60? The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women....
  • Walei Vui is a 69-year-old woman from Korovou Tarua village, in Tanua, Fiji, and is said by her friends to be possibly the “oldest woman in the village”. Walei has four sons, the youngest of...
  • ActionAid Australia supported women leaders from Liberia, Philippines and Vanuatu to attend the UN’s 60th Commission on the Status of Women in New York. The women gave testimonies at ActionAid’s ‘...
  • Archie Law, Executive Director at ActionAid Australia, recently met with Julian Assange in London on the back of the UN's ruling that the former WikiLieaks chief has been 'arbitrarily detained'....