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October 2020 RESULTS UK Grassroots Call - A fairer world by 2030

7 October 2020

This month we heard from Lilei Chow, Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser on the Sustainable Development Goals at Save the Children, who is also a Co-Chair of the BOND SDG Group, which helps coordinate the different NGOs’ work on the SDGs. She explained how progress in international development has been massively set back by the COVID-19 pandemic; but that the SDGs provide us the only credible road map we have to achieving a fairer world by 2030. You can watch the recording of the call...

RESULTS National Conference 2020: Hopeful campaigning in challenging times

15 September 2020

A huge thank you to everyone who attended this year’s National Conference on 12 and 13 September - our first ever virtual conference! With so many global challenges and uncertainty ahead, it was great to be able to reflect together and share our achievements, hopes and ideas. It’s been a tough year, with the COVID-19 pandemic emphasising the need for solidarity and for fair global systems that are fit for purpose.

Access to quality...

September 2020 RESULTS UK Grassroots Call - UK priorities for poverty reduction

3 September 2020

On this month's grasssroots conference call, we heard from the ONE Campaign's Nasim Salad about the need for the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to prioritise development spending on programmes that focus on poverty reduction and can demonstrate their effectiveness in a transparent way. She shared evidence from ONE's Real Aid Index which provides data on which to base prioritisation decisions. You can...

August 2020 grassroots conference call - Global nutrition programmes are at risk

5 August 2020

This month, after electing a new Grassroots Trustee to our Board of Trustees (congratulations Cameron!), we heard about the achievements of grassroots advocacy during the turbulet month of July. With the recently-announced merger between DFID and the Foreign Office to create a new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), there was lots of activity to report, with many MPs agreeing with your requests for their support for a continued focus of UK aid on poverty reduction, and to...

July 2020 grassroots conference call – Standing up for UK aid

8 July 2020

This month, we discussed how the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), announced by the Prime Minister on 16 June, will need to ensure that the UK’s impressive record of using our overseas aid budget to alleviate poverty continues into the future. There is a very important role for advocacy over the next few months, to make sure that the new arrangements in Government and Parliament for deciding and monitoring how UK aid is spent are as effective as they can be. Check out...

National Volunteers Week: Meet Ricci and Karen

5 June 2020

This National Volunteers Week, we’re delighted to showcase the remarkable advocacy work of volunteer campaigners and their contribution to overcoming global poverty. In this guest blog post, Ricci and Karen, co-leaders of the Macclesfield RESULTS Group, share their personal motivations for the voluntary work they do, as well as some of their achievements.

Ricci and Karen also made this great video summarising their blog post!

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May Grassroots Conference Call 2020 - The impact of COVID-19

11 May 2020

Thanks to everyone who joined us on the evening of Tuesday 5 May. We started off with a celebration on the Government's recent announcement on their support for Gavi, the Vacine Alliance - a huge campaign win for us and a hugely positive change in the world, with the UK's financial contribution helping to immunise 75 million children in the world's poorest countries.

The main focus of this month's call was to examine how COVID...

April Grassroots Conference Call 2020 - The need for resilience

9 April 2020

This month we'll be taking action by collaborating with our local groups digitally to write joint letters welcoming the Secretary of State, Anne-Marie Trevelyan to her role, and asking that she maintains the UK's leadership on global health internventions that strengthen health systems, ensuring their resillience to pandemics like COVID-19 and ongoing crises alike. More details here.

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March 2020 grassroots conference call - ensuring funding for TB R&D

5 March 2020

This month, we discussed the technical but important and timely issue of how to ensure adequate funding for research and development (R&D) into new ways to prevent and treat TB. TB is the world's biggest infectious killer disease, yet many of the ways we have to fight it are out of date and, with the rise of drug-resistant strains, increasingly ineffective. Investing in scientific research is vital, yet there is insufficient funding to ensure we have the tools we need to end TB and other...

Grassroots advocates storm Parliament in support of global immunisation!

5 March 2020

This is a guest blog by Hugh Reed from RESULTS Brighton. Hugh has been the co-leading the Brighton group leader since November 2019.

Grassroots advocates storm Parliament in day of support for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance!

OK, so “storm” is maybe a little strong… but we turned up in our masses! And so did our MPs!

RESULTS advocates outside the Houses of Parliament. Image: Dela Anderson / RESULTS UK

On 12 February me and 16 other...

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