Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced (16 June) that the Department for International Development (DFID) will be merged with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) from September. RESULTS UK believes this decision is wrong and that it will undermine the effectiveness of UK aid spending and its focus on helping the world’s poorest and most marginalised people. If you have already booked a virtual meeting with your MP, or if you hope to do so, on the topic of the June grassroots...
RESULTS UK is a grassroots advocacy organisation with a long history of volunteer-based and volunteer-led advocacy and campaigning. We are committed to supporting all our volunteer grassroots Group Leaders to feel confident in running their local grassroots groups safely. We want all our volunteer advocates across the country to feel safe and secure when campaigning with RESULTS. These guidelines aim to help grassroots volunteers comply with RESULTS’ Safeguarding Policy.
Social media has wide and global reach, making it a great way to amplify your message both to new audiences and to your personal networks. This basic guide to using social media for your campaigning contains some top tips on what and how to share about the issues that RESULTS works on. It focuses on Twitter and Facebook, but includes advice on crafting effective posts for whatever social media platform you use.
Generating publicity for your local RESULTS group is a great way to raise awareness of your group’s activities and to recruit new members. Sending out a press release is one the best way to inform the media about what you are up to. Read on for an easy guide you can follow to craft the perfect press release.
MPs need to hear from their constituents. They depend on their constituents to educate them about what issues are most important to them. Writing a letter only takes a short amount of your time but it ensures that the people who make decisions on your behalf, every day, know how you want to be represented. Read on for an easy guide you can follow to write a great letter to your MP.
Undernutrition is a term which describes the various health conditions caused by the body not receiving enough energy (food) or nutrients. Undernutrition can affect people in a variety of ways; they can become too short for their age (stunted); dangerously thin (wasted); and deficient in vitamins and minerals (micronutrient deficient). Read on to find out more about undernutrition and the interventions that exist to address it.
We know that lots of you are busy planning an exciting array of Healthy Lives events to help raise awareness of malnutrition in the run up to Rio. Here are some resources you may find useful for your event, including posters, brief talking points to get your conversations started, and a model MP letter to encourage event attendees to take action.
Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments that in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others. Read on to find out more about disability and the interventions that are being introduced to help create more inclusive societies.
Climate shocks – including increasingly severe and frequent droughts, heatwaves, storms and floods – are taking a disproportionate toll on people living in poverty, the majority of whom, an estimated two billion around the world, depend on smallholder farming. Climate risk insurance is an emerging tool to build resilience to extreme weather shocks among the poorest communities. Read on to find out more about climate risk insurance and how it is helping to protect millions of farmers from the impacts of climate change.
Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance is a global public-private partnership involving donor governments, recipient country governments, UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank, philanthropic organisations, civil society and the private sector. Established in 2002, Gavi works to increase access to vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Read on to find out more about Gavi and it’s life-changing work.