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 2023 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.

Join us on Tuesday, September 12 at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club for a memorable night of entertainment and international solidarity.
Union Aid Abroad has a packed schedule of public events in August and September. In addition to the Global Solidarity Dinner in Sydney on September 12, here are some other August activities in Brisbane and Sydney – please join us!
The World Health Organization estimates that 1,661 people die from asbestos disease in Indonesia every year, including 1,368 lung cancer cases and 225 mesothelioma cases. Yet, according to health system statistics, there have been no asbestos deaths and just six
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA ran a successful fundraising appeal over May and June to support its project for working women in Cambodia. Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, we raised $74,400
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA supports the Joint Trade Union Coordination Centre of Nepal to strengthen the capacity of trade unions in Nepal to engage with climate mitigation and adaptation programs across key sectors.
The recent incident involving the deaths of at least 8 prisoners and the disappearances of many others during an alleged prison transfer in Bago Region is a stark reminder that political prisoners are still at risk.
The US government has made things tougher for Myanmar military leaders by imposing more restrictions on three entities.
After 75 years of exile and dispossession, the Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organization is a grassroots group of refugees continuing to build resilience and practical solutions in the face of increasing tensions.
Domestic work is seen as an increasingly important source of income for young women. However, their vulnerability is compounded by a lack of legal and social protections, with domestic work excluded from Timor Leste’s labour code.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!