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India Covid Crisis

  • Date: 05/05/2021
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

India is battling a devastating second wave of Covid-19 and a humanitarian crisis. The number of new cases and deaths are escalating each day. This is a health catastrophe and the most vulnerable are hit hardest.   Some frontline workers have no access to protective equipment and are exposed to infection. This includes those working in overwhelmed mortuaries and burial.....

Why Women’s Rights – TD Holly Cairns

  • Date: 26/04/2021
  • Author: Holly Cairns TD

ActionAid Ireland is an international aid organisation fighting for women’s rights, social justice and an end to poverty. Here, Social Democrat TD Holly Cairns answers questions for our blog series Why Women’s Rights. TD Cairns is currently the only female TD in Cork, which has over half a million residents. TD Cairns, why do women’s rights.....

ActionAid’s Ten Principles of Feminist Leadership

  • Date: 20/04/2021
  • Author: ActionAid Ireland

Our transformative vision of a just world free from poverty, oppression and patriarchy requires transformative feminist leaders: leaders who enable others to lead, building power with them instead of over them. To develop this approach, we have adopted a set of feminist leadership principles.  1. Self-awareness  We will keep our egos in check, so that we.....

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