Submission: UN to examine whether Irish tax policy harms children in lower income countries

  • Date: 06/11/2020
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

Caption: Eunice, 15, (right) and Millicent, 16, (centre) from Ghana were given bikes by ActionAid. This helps them travel to school safely. They used to walk for two to three hours to reach school. Due to Ireland’s tax policy, profits generated in Ghana are often moved to Ireland. This leaves Ghana with less money to spend on services for.....

ActionAid responds to the devastating blast in Beirut

  • Date: 06/08/2020
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

ActionAid is shocked and saddened by the horrific explosion in Beirut and our thoughts are with those affected. With at least 100 people dead within hours and thousands more injured, we expect the death toll will rise and the devastating damage to the capital city will leave hundreds of thousands homeless. Spokesperson Caroline McCausland, County.....

New ActionAid report shows a huge spike in gender-based violence during Covid-19

  • Date: 25/06/2020
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

Photo: local women lead ActionAid’s Covid-19 response. Photo credit: Etinosa Yvone/ActionAid Global lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions have unleashed a shocking surge in gender-based violence (GBV) in countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, as women’s shelters are shut down and countries divert funding to battle the pandemic. New research by ActionAid,.....

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