Addis Ababa, 20/07/2016: The 27 time world record holder and two time Olympic gold medallist – Haile Gebrselassie – has today made a call for international assistance to tackle the disastrous hunger crisis caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon, urging decision makers to ensure women and girls are central to the response.
Istanbul, 23 May 2016: Global justice and human rights organisation ActionAid is dismayed by the poor representation of women’s voices at the World Humanitarian Summit, and calls on the international community to redress this imbalance immediately.
Istanbul, 23 May 2016: The international community has failed to recognise the significant contribution made by women leaders on the frontline of humanitarian crises and this must be prioritised and better resourced in the future humanitarian agenda, said ActionAid today at the brink of the World Humanitarian Summit.
ActionAid welcomes the announcement by the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Tanya Plibersek, that Labor would restore the $224 million cut to the foreign aid budget, but calls on all parties to re-commit to contributing a modest 0.7% of GNI to the foreign aid program. The UK has recently achieved the target and we need to raise the level of our ambition.
03/15/2016: The Government’s belated action on multinational tax avoidance and the cuts to the aid program show that Australia’s allegiance is to companies, not communities, ActionAid Australia’s CEO, Archie Law, said this evening.
ActionAid welcomes the signing of COP21 climate agreement but warns immediate action still urgently needed. Speaking ahead of Friday’s ceremony at the United Nations in New York, Harjeet Singh, ActionAid’s Climate Policy Manager, said:
15/04/2016: A coalition of Australian organisations has today called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to end the Government’s silence over the Panama Papers and to commit to taking action on tax dodging by wealthy individuals and corporations.
22/02/16: The disaster left in Cyclone Winston’s wake has put Fijian women’s safety and livelihoods at critical risk, and their priorities must be put at the centre of the relief effort, international aid agency ActionAid Australia said today.
16 OCTOBER 2015: World Food Day, an international day of action against hunger, should serve as a reminder to Malcolm Turnbull and his government that the African countries to which Australia cut aid earlier this year continue to struggle with significant food insecurity, global justice organisation ActionAid Australia said today.
14/03/15: The devastating effects expected from Cyclone Pam serve as a warning to world leaders to step up their commitment to preparing for disasters as the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction gets underway in Japan, international aid agency ActionAid warned today.
08/05/2017: Robbing the aid budget of critical funding once again in order to bolster the AFP and security services is yet another broken commitment to the women and girls this Government promised to put first, says Interim Executive Director of ActionAid Australia, Michelle Higelin.