Mayra Moro Coco

I represent ActionAid in meetings within the EU institutions in Brussels, finding out what is going on and influencing policy to ensure that it is focused on fighting global poverty and injustice. 

It’s a great way to work with European decision-makers and other development organisations to make sure that European policies do what they are supposed to do, without putting the world’s most vulnerable people at risk!

When I'm not working you'll find me working on my PhD, which is on humanitarian interventions and women’s rights, and walking my dogs.

 

Latest blogs

Development aid is sometimes criticised as a waste of money and is an easy target for governments’ spending cuts. But if spent properly, it can make a real change to the lives of many people in poor...
Harvesting rice in Malawi
Earlier this month, the OECD released the first draft of its official outcome document for the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, taking place in Busan, South Korea, later this year.This...
Delivering food aid in Kenya
Unable to reach a deal at last month’s summit in Brussels, EU member states are continuing to haggle over the details of the next EU budget.Last week, the European Commission released its budget...
Meeting of villagers in Giriki, East Uganda
Hunger is a man-made problem. Over the past three decades, governments in low-income countries and donors alike have ignored the valuable role of women farmers, relying instead on large scale agri-...
Supporters protest against hunger in Kathmandu
On 14th June 2010, EU ministers approved the long awaited EU Plan of Action on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Development for 2010-2015 (GAP).The EU set about writing the plan back in...
Several thousand women take part in a mass rally in Nepal
Last year’s Gender Action Plan consultation was a joke. The only EU consultation on gender that civil society was allowed to attend represented everything that consultations shouldn’t be – a group of...
On International Women's Day 2011, women lead a sit-in protest in Bhopal, India