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Mindanao 2022

UnionAID warmly welcomes the third cohort of young leaders from Mindanao together with its partners International Alert, Victoria University of Wellington and The New Zealand Embassy, Philippines. The participants come from across Mindanao and represent organisations undertaking diverse civil society work including labour rights, environmental management, indigenous rights, social enterprise, education and community theatre. Edchamcy …

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INSPIRASI 2022

UnionAID, with its partners the Auckland University of Technology, BaKTI and the New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta, is delighted to welcome the fourth cohort of East Indonesia Young Leaders to the INSPIRASI whānau! The participants come from across East Indonesia and work in a range of fields related to sustainable development, including environmentalism, gender justice, …

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Peter Conway Memorial Lecture

Peter Conway Memorial Lecture 2022: Behrouz Boochani, Journalist and Human Rights Campaigner UnionAID is pleased to announce that Behrouz Boochani will give the sixth annual Peter Conway Memorail Lecture in Wellington on the 4th of July 2022.  Behrouz Boochani is a Kurdish-Iranian writer, journalist, scholar, filmmaker and human rights campaigner. His bestselling and multi-award winning …

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UnionAID Funding for Two New Union Projects

Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union (FTZGSE) has been funded to build union membership campaigns around two objectives: awareness and action to end workplace violence and harassment using standards developed by the International Labour Organisation and a Government social security policy which provides support for workers in need such as during pandemics. The …

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Striking Myanmar Teachers Supported by NZ Teacher Unions

In spite of risks posed by the Myanmar military, over 475 Karen children have been able to attend home-based schooling. Classes are provided by 62 striking teachers from the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM). With generous donations from the NZEI and PPTA teacher unions, these volunteers provide mathematics, geography, English and Myanmar language classes to children …

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Successful Eco Project Sustains Whole Myanmar Village

In a remote village in Myanmar, a recent harvest of gourd, corn, pumpkin, beans, cucumber, radish, and marrow – to mention just a few of the many crops – provides clear evidence of the success of the Ecovillage Project. Started in 2019by Khin Zar Chi Latt, a Myanmar Young Leader programme alumna (MYLP 2016), this permaculture …

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Football tournament wins new union members in Indonesia

Holding a football tournament to recruit new union members was just one of the ideas emerging from a recent workshop run by Alfian Pelu, from the 2019 Indonesian Young Leaders Programme (IYLP). When Covid put paid to his original plan, Alfian developed a pilot project using materials from First Union where he spent time while …

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