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Cooperative Power aims to provide not-for-profit electricity to working Australians. By investing the benefits into worker and community ownership of renewable energy, we can achieve a safe climate for all.
On the Thai-Myanmar border, women are building their collective power to build peace in their country and well-being in their communities in the face of growing militarisation and a precarious peace.
Addressing the dangerous levels of asbestos consumption in Laos, Laotian parliamentarians met last week with scientists and experts to discuss the urgent need to ensure safe workplaces and communities that are free from asbestos.
“By standing together across borders, we can make a better world” – that was the message that celebrated human rights activist Naw K’nyaw Paw delivered to Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA members and supporters in the 2019 Annual Dinner. Here, we present an excerpt from her keynote speech, in which she calls us to “work together to make a difference.”
This year the Working Women’s Centre took to the streets with hundreds of Timorese Domestic Workers to celebrate International Domestic Workers Day and restate their demands to the Timorese government for dignity and rights at work.
The response to the climate crisis is not handouts, but campaigns for land rights, food sovereignty, sustainable agriculture, and access to water by defending the rights of rural women, farm workers, and small-scale farmers.
“It’s all the more important now that we maintain our sense of international solidarity” – Mary Waterford AM – APHEDA People
Mary Waterford has spent her whole life fighting for justice and equality. In her social work, unionism, and in her fundraising for international solidarity, Mary has been committed to helping disadvantaged people secure the rights that they others...
On the twentieth anniversary of Timor Leste’s independence, we’re celebrating the decades of solidarity between the Timorese and Australian people by releasing an excerpt from “Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: Thirty Years of Australian Worker Solidarity”, recounting the tension and triumph of independence.
At the 2019 Annual APHEDA Dinner, more than three hundred unionists, internationalists, and activists came together in Sydney to celebrate global solidarity! We heard our guest speaker, Naw K’nyaw Paw, give the keynote speech on “The Importance of Solidarity“.
In Cambodia, the fight to ban asbestos has taken a major step forward with the launch of the National Asbestos Profile. The National Asbestos Profile helps decision-makers, workers and consumers safeguard health and safety by identifying the dangers of asbestos in their workplaces and communities
In August this year, special guest speaker Naw K’nyaw Paw will be in Australia to speak about the struggle for justice for the Karen people, the fight for women’s rights in the refugee camps, the stories of Karen refugees along the Thai-Myanmar border, and the pursuit of peace and security in Myanmar.
Eddie Funde was a tenacious and tireless advocate for his people. On the first anniversary of his passing, Union Aid Abroad APHEDA is proud to honour his life with the publication of this Commemorative Edition of the tributes delivered in his memory at the Australian Memorial Service.