Blog: 2021

Prejudices and Privileges: how can we explain the terrible vaccine inequity of the COVID-19 response?

13 December 2021

With the World Health Organization’s (WHO) target of 40% COVID-19 vaccine coverage in every country by the end of 2021 looming and the world being completely off-course from achieving it, this blog analyses some of the decisions and factors that underpin our current state of inequitable access to COVID-19 tools, including vaccines and treatments. ...

Seen But Not Heard: Refugee Children and the Right to Education

10 December 2021

In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) , a common set of fundamental human rights to achieve for all people and nations. To celebrate this landmark declaration, International Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December every year. This year’s theme is Equality, highlighting Article 1 of UDHR: “All human beings are born free and equal in...

December Grassroots conference call

9 December 2021

In our December call, we reflected on our campaigning in 2021 and heard some updates and news about recent UK Government decisions on international development issues, in particular the disappointing outcomes of the Spending Review and the Nutrition for Growth Summit . We then heard from RESULTS Advocacy Officers about TB, COVID-19...

Advocating for adolescents’ health and nutrition

8 December 2021

This is a guest blog by Youth Leader for Nutrition Florence Sibomana. The Youth Leaders for Nutrition programme was launched in 2018 by the SUN Civil Society Network, in partnership with Save the Children UK, RESULTS UK, and Global Citizen. Florence is a doctor based in Rwanda, with a passion for global health and social justice.

The world is home to...

Grassroots Scrapbook 2021

7 December 2021

As a way of celebrating our Grassroots network and saying 'thank you' to RESULTS campaigners across the UK, we've put together a scrapbook of 2021. Join us in looking through some of the highlights of the year...

Happy International Volunteer Day: A journey around the world

3 December 2021

RESULTS UK belongs to a partnership called ACTION , which brings together advocacy organisations from around the world. Many of us have grassroots volunteer campaigners and advocates at the heart of what we do. So to mark International Volunteer Day, we want to showcase volunteers around the world who give up their time to advocate for an end to global poverty.

What is a volunteer? By...

Send My Friend to School Campaign Champions reflect on COP26

29 November 2021

Send My Friend to School is a UK coalition that brings together young people, politicians, teachers, civil society and the media in joint campaigning to demand quality education for all children across the globe. Send My Friend to School is an organisation hosted by RESULTS UK and we are delighted to share this blog post with you here, featuring two Send My Friend to School Campaign Champions who...

TB or not TB: An end to this killer infectious disease by 2030

16 November 2021

Global health and infecti ous diseases have never been a more popular topic of conversation than over the past 18 months. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all developed a new vocabulary, where “vaccines”, “R-rates”, “transmission” and “cases” are words we throw into conversation during catch-ups with colleagues or over dinner with friends.

But has our newfound interest in epidemiology translated into action to fight other infectious diseases?...

A Celebration of Black Leaders in International Development

3 November 2021

To mark this year’s UK Black History Month, RESULTS hosted an evening to celebrate some of the inspiring Black Leaders in the UK's international development and human rights sector.

We were thrilled to be joined by human rights and political activist Zainab Asunramu , founder and Director of T he Advocacy Team ,...

November Conference Call- Commit to nutrition now! (Event organising)

2 November 2021

November's action is a final push in our nutrition campaigning this year, ahead of the Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit, a global pledging moment for tackling malnutrition. RESULTS action groups are encouraged to organise an advocacy event, with the aim of getting as many letters as possible sent to Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss urging the UK to commit to tackling malnutrition. So in this month's conference call, we heard from Sophie Willis and Tahira Kulsoom, Field Organisers at the Aid...

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