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Blogs & Comment

  • 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...
  • I have recently been on a trip where to capitalise on the carbon footprint I criss-crossed the globe. Before I went our wonderful communications specialist, Rachael, asked me to collect video or...
  • When ActionAid first established our partnership (and close friendship!) with Sydney Comedy Festival and launched the phenomenon that is Frocking Hilarious, our understanding of the power women’s...
  • The vibrancy of Kathmandu was beginning to return this morning. The queues for petrol stations that had stretched almost as far as the eye could see on previous days, were no longer there. As we...
  • My first full day in Nepal started with a team meeting in our office. I’m close with people in many of our offices, and Facebook friends with many of the staff in Nepal, which means I’d recognise...
  • The first earthquake hit between Kathmandu and Pokhara on the 25th, with a huge second tremor the following day. I landed in Nepal at around 2am on the 28th.Leaving my home in Cambodia, I wasn’t sure...
  • The catastrophic earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has now killed more than 3,500 people. Over 6,500 have been injured. As buildings collapse, people face the ongoing risk of being hit...
  • Heart wrenching stories of pain, sorrow and survival continue to pour from Nepal. The earthquake of 7.8 magnitude hit the poor landlocked country on 25th April, leaving at least 2000 dead and...
  • My name is Tyler James. Currently I am in Boston University’s study abroad program. One of my most treasured experiences in Sydney that I have collected is from my time as an intern at ActionAid...
  • Female genital mutilation (FGM) poses a risk to over 3 million girls in Africa and 10 million girls globally each year. Below are three inspirational women who are standing up and...