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Activists call for bold action from governments on climate, inequality and freedom of expression, as development goals falter

Activists gathered in New York kick off global call for people to #StandTogetherNow and demand that their governments step up action to achieve social, economic and environmental justice.
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Our commitment to social justice

At the ActionAid General Assembly last week, the following text was proposed by a number of member countries, including the USA, Guatemala, Italy, Brazil, Uganda, Denmark, India and Spain. The
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Six years of talks fail to address funding needed to support survivors of climate disasters

Despite six years of negotiating, the UN process has failed to face the fact that a new funding mechanism is desperately needed to support people to recover from climate disasters.  
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Campaigners celebrate historic international law to end violence and harassment in the world of work

Campaigners are celebrating after a historic international law to end violence and harassment in the world of work has today been adopted by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).
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Bonn Climate Change Conference

During next week’s UN climate conference, ActionAid demands rich governments finally deliver on financial support long promised to poor countries hit hardest by climate change, which have caused the

80% of garment workers in Bangladesh have experienced or witnessed sexual violence and harassment at work

New research: 80% of garment workers in Bangladesh have experienced or witnessed sexual violence and harassment at work, with 90% saying their job is negatively impacting their health.

Unsubstantiated charges against human rights defenders must be dropped

ActionAid Zimbabwe is calling for the unsubstantiated charges against seven human rights defenders arrested at Harare airport to be dropped.  
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Adriano Campolina, Secretary General, will be leaving ActionAid in September 2019

After five years as Secretary General, Adriano Campolina will be leaving ActionAid in September 2019.  
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As Israel celebrates Independence Day, the US and European Union are complicit in the whitewash of war crimes against Palestinian civilians

World leaders continue to turn a blind eye to Israel’s unlawful occupation, protracted blockade and persistent breaches of international law.

Climate-induced migration may result from disasters like Cyclone Fani

Cyclone Fani made landfall near Puri, India, early this morning (Friday 3 May 2019), sparking an evacuation of nearly a million people from coastal regions. Heavy rains and high winds continue to