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When Elisabeth de Arajujo meets with domestic workers in the Timorese capital of Dili, she tells them: “you are a worker as me, I am also a worker – all of us are in the same position, so we have to come together to fight for better conditions.”
On the Thai-Myanmar border, a local medical clinic emerged from conflict to care for the villagers who were forced to flee their homes and seek safety in the Loi Kaw Wan refugee camp.
Celebrating twenty years of independence: Alison Tate reflects on Timor Leste’s “journey of courage and resistance”
With the twentieth anniversary of East Timorese independence approaching, we’re celebrating the “journey of courage and resistance” of the Timorese people in rebuilding their country.
In the Philippines, the fight for a dignified wage and secure work has geared up, as Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA’s partner, Kilusang Mayo Uno, campaigns to end sham contracting and unites with other labour unions for a living wage.
In June 2019, activists and supporters in Canberra gathered to celebrate global solidarity as they put their minds to the test at the second annual ACT fundraiser trivia night.
The month of May was a busy time for the South Australia APHEDA Activist Group, with an international guest touring and the Terri Daktyl Memorial Dinner.
In Indonesia, APHEDA is working with local partners to ramp up efforts to win an asbestos ban.
APHEDA’s partner in Timor Leste is organising farmers to defend their rights to access land and to undertake sustainable farming practices.
The Karen struggle has been ongoing for 70 years. Today, the situation remains challenging for both the Karen people and the environment.
Unionists from the Asia-Pacific recently gathered in Bangkok to share experiences and solutions for climate-proofing industries and workers.
Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is about people working together to make things better for all. This month we meet Chris White, long-time APHEDA activist and lifelong unionist.
APHEDA reflects on the impact of the Hapilan Childcare Project and its journey to safeguard children and support families living in a large urban poor community in the Philippines.