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Military Executions Shock World

The recent extra-judicial executions of four human rights defenders by the Myanmar miliary have shocked the world. Although not unexpected, these show the lengths to which the brutal junta will go to inspire terror. After the killings, one of the young leaders who studied in Wellington in 2017 – and returned with high hopes for a flowering democracy – told UnionAID “hope is now a luxury”.

Please Give Myanmar Nurses Hope Through Help

Giving hope is a good reason to support the public sector workers who refuse to work for the military regime and have been unpaid for nearly two years. UnionAID is raising money right now to pay nurses working on the front lines or in the jungle providing health care in IDP camps. You can support a nurse for one month with $100. To donate please visit: Myanmar Nurses Appeal

"Hope is our Bread and Butter"

Zaw Tu Hkawng (MYLP 2017) joins McCain Global Leader Program Manager Scott Nemeth for a discussion about his experience fighting for democracy in his home country of Myanmar on this link.

Support Myanmar Appeal on Friday 18th November

Burma Support Paekākāriki will be putting on a delicious fundraising meal at the Loaves and Fishes, Friday November 18 from 6-ish. Proceeds will go to UnionAID Myanmar Appeal Fund

Further information will be sent out closer to the time.

Right now, the people of Myanmar are fighting for their democracy and their future against the military coup and they are calling for our support.

UnionAID is 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.

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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

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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

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Spring 2022

Updates from our projects, young leaders programmes and fundraisers from Spring 2022

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