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Solidarity in Action:
Our Projects

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.

Kate Lee

Executive Officer, Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA

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.

The situation facing refugees living in camps in Lebanon has always been a challenge. However, in the past 12 months PWHO has had to contend with COVID-19, the impact of the Beirut blast, and the deep Lebanese financial and political
WWCTL is getting well-deserved recognition by international bodies such as UN Women and the ILO for their lobbying of government and community to improve conditions, rights and social protections for working women in Timor Leste.
In January 2021, APHEDA’s Gaza Coordinator Hana Abu Nahla was interviewed on radio about women’s contribution to the agricultural sector in Gaza.
In 2021, we need to lift our game and work even harder as the impact of COVID-19 unfolds and we focus on recovery. But, we can’t do it without you! Kickstart your solidarity today!
Cambodian union leader, Rong Chhun, was arrested in July 2020 for meeting with farmers fighting for their land rights. He has been held in detention ever since. Rong Chhun’s trial commenced on 15 January 2021. Here is what you need
Video interview between two activists - Debbie Stothard and Charm Tong - on the increased militarisation on Thai-Burma border under the cover of COVID-19.
The Karen Women’s Organisation is strengthening the capacity of Karen women in Karen State and in refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar Border to claim their rights.
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Thank you, Angelo! After 10 years in the role, Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA Chairperson Angelo Gavrielatos has stepped down from our governing committee.
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has been continuing to campaign for worker's rights and democracy despite a worsening crisis - political and economic.

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