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

There is a poem by Patrick Kavanagh which opens with the following wordsWe have tasted and tested too much, lover, through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder.The poem is too much to go into in...
This week a woman called Margaret taught me about the difference between brothers and sisters. Margaret is from a small village outside Malindi in Kenya. She is struggling. Struggling with the burden...
Have you ever wondered what an ideal society might look like? Or at least, how things might be quite different? What would be in that ideal mix?It would probably be a good idea to start with access...
ActionAid brazil activists calling for an end to industrial farming and for @rio
When I was in Haiti some weeks back visiting the local office of ActionAid, I learned an immense amount of things. Like the fact that half of the country’s rice is imported. That 80% of all schools...
Estebana had little choice but to leave home and school when she was fourteen. At fifteen, she married and had her first daughter. Her life path seemed to be locked in. Some time later, she was...
I just got back from an inspiring week talking to people fighting for their rights in Nicaragua. It was the perfect inspiration to help me contribute to this forum of 100 NGOs from Europe, Latin...
 Development NGOs working at EU level are often identified with the issue of aid -- how much there will be and how well it works. Aid is a fundamental question of solidarity and survival in a...
This article was first published on www.euractiv.comIts authors are Laura Sullivan, EU advocacy coordinator for ActionAid International, and Robbie Blake, a biofuels campaigner for Friends of the...
Last week saw the marking of World Food Day, a day when people around the world raise awareness around a scandalous fact – that 1 in 8 people on the planet goes to bed hungry every night.Hunger has...
Rather understandably, most of the media attention around the recent Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels zoned in on the controversial decision by the EU not to extend its arms embargo on Syria,...