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Access to a Covid-19 vaccine is a human right no one should be denied

With almost 70% of Covid-19 vaccines being distributed in the richest countries, there is clearly a glaring inequality gap in access to vital treatment to protect against the virus. But nowhere is


How to harness the enthusiasm of young people to build resilience to disasters

To mark the launch of new global guidelines on working with young people in emergencies, by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee and the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action, we hear from 25


Young emergency responders: Harnessing the power of social media to share Covid-19 advice

To mark the launch of new global guidelines on working with young people in emergencies, developed by Unicef and the Norwegian Refugee Council, with input from ActionAid and other agencies, we hear


The European Union must strengthen the global aspects of 'Farm to Fork'

In May 2020 the European Union adopted its 'Farm to Fork' strategy; its vision for the transformation of Europe’s food systems. But the global aspects of this strategy lack ambition.


The European Union must deter investment in industries responsible for climate change.

Together with 130 other organisations, ActionAid is calling for stringent criteria, based on available science, in order to avoid greenwashing, and avoid products like fossil fuels and pesticides, or

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A Covid-19 recession may have lifelong effects on young people

Even before the Covid-19 crisis, young people already faced employment challenges. But with the economic downturn caused by the pandemic, addressing these issues is now more urgent than ever.

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We must make sure no girl is left behind due to Covid

Globally, teachers are playing a crucial role in continued learning during school closures. Whether they are making materials or helping students who can't access learning resources, teachers must be


Having a job does not mean that your livelihood is secure

Globally, women are in the lowest-paid work, earning 24 percent less than men. At the current rate of progress, it will take 170 years to close this gap. One of the main reasons for this is the lack


Free market economics collapsed like a house of cards when Covid-19 hit, unravelling gains on equality and women’s rights

As 2020 draws to a close, the notion that the Covid-19 pandemic is reversing decades of development progress has become conventional wisdom says Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, ActionAid International Board

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Young people face a very uncertain future after the pandemic

At the start of the pandemic, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) predicted a global loss of 305 million full-time jobs by July 2020. Now this number is over 400 million. The crisis is worse