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June Grassroots Conference Call: COVID-19 Vaccinations for All

2 June 2021

On Tuesday 2 June, over 35 RESULTS UK grassroots advocates from all over the country (and internationaly!) joined our monthly conference call. It was the start of National Volunteers Week so we began the call with a big thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who give up their time to take action to end global poverty. We had a roundup of updates about previous monthly actions, campaigns and events that have happened across the network.

We then turned to the topic of the June...

May Grassroots Conference call: Nutrition for Growth Year of Action

7 May 2021

This month, the call kicked off with Aaron Oxley, Executive Director, giving an overview of recent UK Government announcements on cuts to the UK aid budget and where we're at with the campaign to oppose the cuts (we've since published a blog post on this topic ). After a roundup about the network's activities and hearing about a few exciting events that...

“Callous and short-sighted.” What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

30 April 2021
"Callous and short sighted." What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab recently confirmed the Government’s plans to slash global health and education funding in the middle of the worst pandemic in a century.

In a statement released at the end of the day on 21 April, we learnt the Foreign Commonwealth and Development...

The never-ending but uplifting journey of mentoring

11 March 2021

A guest blog post by Dr. Sylvia Anie, Mentor for Youth Leaders for Health in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Tanzania, 2020 - 2021.

Dr. Anie (centre) with some of the Youth Leaders for Health

“A mentor is a counsellor, cheerleader, and a comrade who works purposefully to guide, motivate and uplift”.

What a journey the past year has been!

It has been one of twists and turns, but certainly a highlight for me has been meeting 25 young men and women...

March 2021 Grassroots Conference Call

4 March 2021

On Tuesday 2 March, we held our monthly conference call and were delighted to be joined by guest speaker Anna Darling, Policy and Advocacy Advisor at Plan International UK. As this month's action is 'Fund Global Education!' , the call was focused on education and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), but there was also a crossover with the ongoing...

February Grassroots Conference Call 2021- Oppose the aid cuts!

5 February 2021

On Tuesday 2nd February, 45 RESULTS UK campaigners from across the country came together for our monthly network-wide call to hear about what is happening with UK aid at the moment and why we should fight against the proposed cuts to the aid budget. Find out about the February ‘Oppose the aid cuts!’ campaign here .

We started with the usual roundups with Aaron Oxley, Executive Director, giving an...

January Grassroots Conference call 2020 - A year of action!

13 January 2021

On Tuesday we kicked off 2021 with a network-wide call to plan the year ahead and discuss the key moments coming up for our campaigns.

We were joined by expert speakers from RESULTS UK: Kaleem Luthra, our Parliamentary Advocacy Coordinator, who among other things coordinates our work on global education; Ma thilde Chiesa, Policy Advocacy Officer (Nutrition); Harry Rogers, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Child Health), and Naveed Chaudhri, Head of Campaigns who gave us an update on...

November grassroots conference call - Nutrition funding after 2020

6 November 2020
This month we heard from Aaron Oxley, RESULTS UK Executive Director, Naveed Chaudhri, Head of Campaigns, and Dela Anderson, Campaigns and Communications Officer, about the imminent risk to UK funding for global nutrition programmes. They explained how this comes at a time when malnutrition and food insecurity is set to rise because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how advocates can take action to press the Government to pledge new funding. You can find this month's action materials...

Black History Month interview with Carolann Edwards

30 October 2020

Following George Floyd’s death, Black History Month has never been as needed or relevant. The fight for racial justice must always have an appreciation of culture and history at its heart. RESULTS’s mission – to overcome poverty by helping people exercise their own personal power for change – means believing in diversity and therefore understanding more about black history, heritage and culture. It’s key to understanding racism, oppression and standing in solidarity against it.

As...

Making History Now - Celebrating black advocates in international development

20 October 2020
Making History Now - Celebrating black advocates in international development

A blog by Dela Anderson , Campaigns Coordinator at RESULTS UK.

October marks Black History Month (BHM) in the UK, and I wanted to take this moment to highlight some of the amazing work being done by my black peers at RESULTS and our partners, and to open up a discussion about blackness and...

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