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“Beautiful Flowers” – Women’s group formed in rural Myanmar

In the far north of Myanmar below the Himalayas, ten women in Putao have established a sewing cooperative and set up a women’s association called “Vnap Nampan Wat” roughly meaning “beautiful flowers”. They refer to themselves as beautiful, colourful, and diverse flowers, providing for their family and community. From their profits from selling clothing they …

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Solidarity kitchens on the move in Sri Lanka

Garment workers who have lost jobs as a result of the economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka can now gather together over free meals and discuss their issues. The second Solidarity Kitchen was opened last month in Biyagama Free Trade Zone (FTZ) by the FTZ &  General Services Employees Union. These workers have been …

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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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Behrouz Boochani’s Warning

Victimisation of refugees has serious consequences for society and democracy, Kurdish journalist and human rights campaigner Behrouz Boochani warned in the Peter Conway Memorial Lecture on the 4th July. More than 150 people attended in person at Victoria University and via livestream. Drawing from his own experience in detention for more than five years on …

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Introducing Tim Sutton, UnionAID Executive Director

UnionAID is delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Sutton as our Executive Director. Tim has spent the last 25 years in senior UNICEF management roles in several countries in Asia and the Pacific and most recently was the UNICEF Representative in Sri Lanka. He returned to New Zealand last year and he is bringing …

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Support UnionAID With Your Morning Coffee

Good Fortune Coffee has produced a special “Solidarity” roast of Timor Leste organic free trade coffee for the UnionAID May Day appeal with profits going to UnionAID. Good Fortune’s Matt Wilson says as a Living Wage employer he supports the UnionAID mission to build a better world through better work in all countries. The Solidarity …

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Support the people of Myanmar

Two years on from the military coup, the people of Myanmar are still fighting for their democracy and their future against the military coup.

They are calling for our support.

We are liaising constantly with our partners on how we can help.  They have asked for funding to support the campaign for democracy and to uphold human rights.