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How privatisation is undermining progress towards inclusive, equitable and quality education by 2030

This ActionAid opinion piece looks at how privatisation is undermining progress towards inclusive, equitable and quality education by 2030 across Africa.

Respecting, protecting, fulfilling the right to food in times of Covid-19

This post by Ruchi Tripathi, head of resilient livelihoods and climate justice, ActionAid International, looks at the systemic failures of the international economic system in relation to food


Funding girls' education in emergencies

Covid-19 has had devastating impact on young women’s education. Young women and girls are at higher risk of early marriage and pregnancy. Massive investment in education is urgently needed. Let’s

Young people might be more resilient to the virus, but not to its impacts

This blog examines the challenges that young people face around the world, from Covid-19 to homelessness and lack of employment

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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

Opinion /

Why I joined the legal action against Shell

Dutch climate activist, Jessica Effah talks about why she became one of the 17,000 co-plaintiffs taking legal action against Shell.


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


Why civil society organisations will boycott the UN’s Food Systems Summit unless there is a radical redirection away from corporate interests

Global food systems need a major overhaul. The UN Food Systems Summit is being billed as the answer – a forum to launch ‘bold new actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food’

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Will the UN Food Systems Summit really solve hunger and climate change?

The UNFSS has been revealed to be a huge waste of time and resources. The summit is diverting the attention of policymakers and the public away from what is urgently needed to transform the global


IMF meetings fail to agree support to protect developing countries from COVID19

The virtual Spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and G20 finance ministers ended last week, having failed to deliver on the immediate cash injection needed to mitigate the looming