Solidarity in Action:
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, as the global justice organisation of the Australian union movement, works to support stronger union and social movements in thirteen locations in Southeast Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, and Southern Africa. We do that by working in partnership with thirty-nine local unions and community organisations through thirty projects and campaigns.
Our approach to development and movement-building work is centred in values of partnership, solidarity, equality, justice, and accountability.
We provide on-the-ground assistance which aims to address the causes of injustice and inequality, not the symptoms.
We support organised movements of people to make their own change possible, by exerting political pressure for just and sustainable solutions.
We recognise our solidarity with the working classes and marginalised people of the Global South and stand with them, as together we struggle for a better world.
We seek to deploy funds in effective and strategic ways, with accountability to partner organisations, funding bodies and our own members.
Here are some of the projects and campaigns we undertake in collaboration with communities in our region and beyond:
By working to support strong movements of people, we can fight inequality and corporate greed. History shows us we can demand a just world.
To learn more about how we put our solidarity into action, take a look at the 2019 Annual Report, where you can read about our partnerships and projects, the activism and advocacy of our members, and the progress of our campaign to ban asbestos across Asia.