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Fundraiser Film – Nae Pasaran Premiere

UnionAID and Wellington WEA invite you to the Aotearoa/NZ premiere of Nae Pasaran, an uplifting documentary film about Scottish factory workers who took a stand against the brutal Pinochet regime.   In the Nae Pasaran spirit of solidarity, funds raised from the film will go to UnionAID’s partners organising men and women in Asia and …

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Alumni Changemakers in Myanmar

On their return home, MYLP alumni have been active in bringing about positive change and assisting development in Myanmar, according to an independent evaluation done late last year. This was achieved through alumni being promoted to positions of responsibility, leadership and influence in their organisations and communities. Evaluator Miranda Cahn found that “the programme has …

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Celebrating local cuisine to secure markets for local farmers

A collection of traditional and adapted local food recipes and stories, Food, Land and People, was published recently by Ete Umby Tara, one of the 2018 young leaders from Indonesia. Recipes were collected during visits to villages and observing and listening to home cooks.  Ete choose this action project as a way to support traditional …

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Changing lives and livelihoods in Tamil Nadu

Shrinking debt and growing incomes are the new reality for 580 Dalit and Tribal workers from the hills and slums around Madurai, according to survey data collected in the field. These workers are all members of six new workers’ cooperatives established by our project partner, the Tamil Nadu Labour Union. The benefits of working collectively …

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Just released! Life under lockdown… and ten years of MYLP

Life under lockdown for two of the Myanmar students was beautifully illustrated in a short video by film maker, Anna Cottrell, screened to MYLP hosts and supporters recently. Thin Thin and Htu Sam are seen here with Anna, their host parent, at a table tennis and pizza party following the screening. Life under Lockdown was …

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