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What’s important for girls’ progress? Hear from Betty


Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, and the theme is girls’ progress. Across the world girls often don’t get the same opportunities to progress as boys. We are working closely with schools in Rwanda to try to ... Read more

Celebrating rural women in Rwanda- Meet Venantie


Today is the International Day of Rural Women. Earlier this week we celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child by speaking to Betty, a student in Rwanda. Betty thinks these two celebration days are closely linked, and wisely said ... Read more

Laos: Meet Yaomoua


In this new series of blogs we will be introducing you to the staff members who make our work around the world possible. Today Moira Deutinger, from our communications team in Laos, introduces us to Yaomoua.   Yaomoua sits across the table ... Read more

Tackling injustice with discussion and dialogue


There are few things as infuriating as injustice. Whether it’s extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, or a boy getting hurt in an airstrike in Syria, we all have a sense of what is unfair. And when we’re affected by something ... Read more

Fleeing war, persecution or poverty  – #WeStandWithYou


On Saturday 17th September, Health Poverty Action will march alongside organisations and individuals across the UK in solidarity with refugees and migrants. The march is an expression of human solidarity, standing with our sisters and brothers who have often faced ... Read more

Teachers – showing young people that they can be the change


I’m Sarah, the Direct Marketing Officer for Health Poverty Action. On a recent trip to Guatemala, I was lucky enough to meet some of the teachers working with Health Poverty Action in this beautiful but extremely unequal country. One memorable ... Read more

Who are we?


As part of a series in which we reflect on power within our organisation, Natalie Sharples, our Head of Policy and Campaigns blogs about our values, and our roots in the Primary Healthcare Movement. Who are we? This is not ... Read more

Working with Traditional Birth Attendants for Indigenous Health


Earlier this year our Direct Marketing Officer, Sarah Smith, visited some of the communities we work with in Guatemala whilst she was travelling through the country. Today, on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, we want to share ... Read more

Extrajudicial killings in the Philippines of suspected drug offenders


Health Poverty Action joins over 300 NGOs calling on the UN to take action   Since 10th May 2016, more than 700 people suspected of using or dealing drugs have been killed by police and vigilantes in the Philippines. This is a ... Read more

Power and privilege- taking a look at ourselves


Two years ago we worked with others on a report that argued the development sector, through its focus on aid, was obscuring the facts about how poverty is created. It was also reinforcing dubious power imbalances between people and nations ... Read more

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