Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA People

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is about people – people working together to make things better for all. As the global justice organisation of the Australian union movement, each and every APHEDA supporter, member, partner, activist and participant here in Australia and all around the world contributes to the work it takes to tackle inequality and injustice.

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Debbie Stothard on Global Solidarity in Times of Crisis – APHEDA People
Throughout her decades of activism, Debbie Stothard has seen the power of global solidarity during times of crisis.
Penny Howard on Securing a Just Transition – APHEDA People
“Global justice is a process of both identifying problems and a system, and building the campaigns and political movements that can unite people within countries but also across countries."
Organising for Climate Action with Steph Cunio – APHEDA People
As both a unionist and climate activist, Steph Cunio is adamant that “there’s no way we’re going to win on climate change unless we bring the union movement along.” This task of building concerted action between unionists and climate activists
Phil Thornton on “Making a Stand” – APHEDA People
As a veteran journalist in South East Asia, Phil Thornton has dedicated his career to giving a voice to the voiceless. In his reportage on armed conflicts, workers’ rights, and social justice, Phil has learnt that “ordinary people have to
Lee Rhiannon on why “international solidarity matters”: APHEDA People
When Lee Rhiannon was a young activist, she remembers seeing the anti-Vietnam War movement grow from a handful of people gathered in Sydney’s Martin Place to a mass movement of hundreds of thousands of people. This was Lee’s first experience
Lesley Osborne on “Solidarity in Action” – APHEDA People
As the Secretary of the Australian Western Sahara Association, Lesley Osborn has been calling on the Australian people to put their solidarity into action for the past fifteen years. Asked what drives her activism, Lesley told us: “Solidarity is unity
Clare Middlemas on “Living your Solidarity” – APHEDA People
Joining Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA was a no-brainer for Clare: “I’m an internationalist,” she explains.
“The importance of solidarity”: Naw K’nyaw Paw speaks to Union Aid Abroad
“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,
“It’s all the more important now that we maintain our sense of international solidarity” – Mary Waterford AM – APHEDA
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 deny them.

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