Laura Sullivan

I really enjoy working with colleagues around the world on issues that make a real difference to the fight against poverty and injustice.

When I’m not working you’ll find me training for a half marathon or playing music with my band.

Latest blogs

Many questions are being asked in the last two weeks over women, society and power. Do women have the power to lead? Can they make it all the way to the Presidency of the US?  Was it about...
Today marks the 65th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, the key legal document drawn up after World War Two that defines the term “refugee” and outlines their rights as well as the legal...
This question really threw me last week:So you are telling me you have the evidence that producing food on a small scale can feed the world and not destroy the planet? Even with a growing...
Coming to Guatemala, I am once again struck by amazing stories of change that are underway in a country still in transition towards justice. One of them is the incredible case of the women of Sepur...
The plight of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers has captured unprecedented global attention as stories of desperation, death and mistreatment multiply. Ultimately this is an issue of rights and...
Feeding the world, ending hunger and talking food are all over the agenda of Milan this year with the city hosting the global Expo event. I spent a day there yesterday in the massive structure...
Speech by Laura Sullivan at European Commission DG Agriculture event on Agribusiness I’ve spent the last eight years working with an NGO called ActionAid International, being totally inspired by...
This month I went to visit ActionAid Ireland. It was a pleasure to get to know the dynamic Dublin-based team, to spend some time with the brand new Country Director, Siobhán McGee, and to hear from...
Dear Mr Juncker: We don’t need Plan B. It’s time for Plan P (for people)I am writing to you as a committed European. I believe in the founding values of the European Union of solidarity and equality...
All eyes are on Guatemala in recent weeks as a new awakening of peoples’ protest has broken onto the streets calling for an end to state sponsored corruption. One of the main reasons for the protest...