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RLUG represent workers at Thai protests

UnionAID partners, The Rangsit Labour Unions Group was represented at the rallies, protests and marches at APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Community) in Bangkok Thailand this month. The concerns of a wider group representing workers in Thailand were that APEC opens up business trading, while ignoring labour rights, fair wages and the livelihoods of workers. The …

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Thai Union Organiser Not Guilty!

UnionAID Aotearoa NZ/Rangsit Labour Union Group Thailand project co-coordinator Sriprai Nonsee found not guilty of sedition Rangsit Labour Union Group organiser Sriprai Nonsee has been found found not guilty of sedition at the Criminal Court in Bangkok along with nine other defendants. Sriprai is a co-cordinator of the UnionAID project with the Rangsit Labour Union …

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Seeking Host Families – INSPIRASI

Are you interested in hosting a young leader from the East Indonesia? UnionAID is seeking Auckland-based host families for its INSPIRASI Young Leaders Programme from mid-April until late June 2023.  Participants are 20-30 years old and work in NGOs across East Indonesia and West Papua.  Hosts need to have intercultural and religious sensitivity and be …

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Seeking Host Families – MinYLP

Are you interested in hosting a young leader from the Philippines? UnionAID is seeking Wellington-based host families for its Mindanao Young Leaders Programme from mid-April until late June 2023.  Participants are 23-30 years old and work in NGO across Mindanao.  Hosts need to have intercultural and religious sensitivity and awareness and be genuinely interested in …

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Thank you to Cuba Lighthouse Cinema

Thanks to our helpers, supporters and donors, we made $2,874,20 from our recent film fundraiser, Writing with Fire. Thanks too to Dick Werry and staff from Lighthouse Cinema for tracking down the film and providing a generous arrangement with snacks. Solidarity Coffee blend is currently unavailable You can buy other great brands from House of …

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Introducing our New Young Leader Coordinators

Katja Phutaraksa Neef Katja Phutaraksa Neef joined UnionAID as the Indonesia Young Leaders Programme Coordinator. She is currently a UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leader and works on community climate change initiatives in Auckland through Auckland Council. She is also an ‘artivist’ for ICAAD combining art and advocacy for social justice. She also has a close connection …

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Young Leaders Take Over Facebook

After six months of online classes the ten young leaders respectively from Mindanao and Indonesia 2022 groups have come together in-country to get to know one another and meet their Programme Managers, Alex Hill (MinLYP) and Caroline Novak (IYLP). During this time the two groups had the chance to connect with each other online as …

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Human Rights Violations Brought to Light

Courageous activists and National League for Democracy members are risking their lives documenting human rights violations in Myanmar. However online courses, organised this year by Thin Thin Lay (MYLP 2020) for forty six men and women, ensure they do this important work safely and effectively. Since the training, participants have provided on-the-ground data to the …

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