ASBESTOS. Not here. Not anywhere.
We know asbestos kills. In some countries, asbestos is still mined, manufactured and used. Every day thousands of people are still exposed to deadly asbestos.
While some people profit, other people die. The World Health Organisation says the most efficient way to eliminate asbestos-related diseases is to stop the use of all types of asbestos.
As long as Asbestos is being used anywhere, it remains a risk, everywhere.
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is building a movement of people in Australia to join with movements of people in countries in South East Asia in their efforts to see asbestos banned and eradicated.
1. Join APHEDA – contribute to the global organising efforts to eradicate asbestos.
2. Be one of the thousands we need to win – download your solidarity sign.
3. Share your solidarity sign using #NotHereNotAnywhere and/or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Use this Action Pack to talk to others and get them signed up too.
5. Download posters for your workplace.
6. Download a presentation and use it to educate others in your workplace and community.
In Perth, a delegation of Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA partners from Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia joined the 2019 Asbestos Safety Conference to learn from the Australian experience in banning asbestos, and to share their stories from the campaign to ban asbestos in South East Asia.
With the support of ASEA, the Australian Embassy in Cambodia, and the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) through DFAT, Cambodian lab technicians can detect dangerous asbestos materials in consumer and construction products for the first time.
The campaign to ban asbestos has been featured on ABC News, which traveled to Indonesia to report on the push-back from the asbestos lobby.
Because of the growing momentum to ban asbestos in Asia, the asbestos lobby is fighting to reverse the major gains made towards securing an asbestos free future.
For the first time, Cambodian customs officers can identify asbestos-containing materials, helping keep workers and consumers safe, and helping unions better advocate for safe workplaces.
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.
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 Indonesia, APHEDA is working with local partners to ramp up efforts to win an asbestos ban.
In May, our Australia-based Ban Asbestos Campaign Coordinator attended the Asian Development Bank Annual Meeting in Fiji to raise the issue of financing of asbestos.
Meet LION: Our partner in Indonesia
LION’s vision is that all Indonesians can work without fear of injury or illness from their jobs because workplace health and safety hazards are understood and recognized by all. Visit LION