Union Aid Abroad

APHEDA is the overseas aid and humanitarian agency for the Australian Council of Trade Unions and is proudly supported by UnionsWA. 

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Australian People for Health, Education and Development Abroad (APHEDA) assists with projects in South East Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and southern Africa and is part of the Australian trade union movement’s commitment to social justice and international solidarity through support for:   

  • Overseas education, training and development projects, and
  • Partnerships with those whose rights to development are restricted or denied.

In the words of former ACTU President Sharan Burrow and current General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation): 

"It is no longer possible to protect workers' rights in one country, while in neighbouring countries with whom we trade, workers face exploitation and sweatshop conditions. The fight for workers' rights in one country has to be a fight for workers' rights in every country.”

A crucial share of APHEDA’s funding has traditionally come from committed individual supporters, either as members, or as supporters of our Global Justice Partners Program. 

To find out more and get involved visit: http://www.apheda.org.au/

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