Chris Coxon

I’m ActionAid USA’s Director of Communications.

I've worked for ActionAid in the European Union, Brazil and the USA on issues ranging from biofuels to women's rights.

What motivates me most about working for ActionAid is hearing about the problems facing people around the world and taking their voices to a wider audience.

Latest blogs

Safety, security and public services were the talk of the forum today as Activistas from four continents discussed our new campaign on Safe Cities for women and girls.In countries across the world,...
Kibera Slum
Our Activistas in The Gambia work with local communities to stop violence against women.  And this International Women's Day  they've been investigating what the major issues are for...
Wow, what a week! The launch of our new report ‘sweet nothings’, exposing tax dodging by the Associated British Food Group, has created a media frenzy. Here’s a round-up of what’s been going on this...
In a major shift in its biofuels policy, the European Commission today announced that it was limiting the use of biofuels made from food crops in its renewable energy targets. But late changes to the...
After an hour and a half on Dhaka’s crowded roads where the kamikaze bus driver is king, I reach Chanpara slum in Roopgong, just outside of the Bangladeshi capital.The corrugated iron huts are home...
In the village of Sare Samba Niebe lie the ruins of huts that were once home to a family of 30 people. Situated on a patch of sun-scorched land, just off a dusty, bumpy track, there’s an eerie feel...
A dust twister moves through Sare Samba Niebe village in eastern Senegal
No matter where you go to check the news, you’re probably used by now to hearing all about the financial crisis.Governments across Europe are slashing their budgets and we’re told the age of...
With continued instability on the financial markets dominating the 2011 G20 leader’s summit, it should come as little surprise that other important issues have been swept aside.One of these is the...
Jatropha growing in the Dakatcha Woodland in Kenya
What’s the first thing that comes into your head when you think of the EU? Could it be farming or the Common Agricultural Policy to be precise?Introduced back in 1962 when the European Union only had...
ActionAid activists protesting against CAP subsidies
The first ever G20 Agriculture Ministers’ meeting ended in failure as the world’s leading economies failed to take the decisions needed to avert a looming global food crisis.In the lead up to the...
ActionAid activists protest ahead of G20 Agriculture Ministers' meeting in Paris