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April 23, 2019

How would you define justice? Think about it for a second.

The word “justice” may conjure images of weighing scales and blindfolded women with swords, but most people tend to think of vague ideas of fairness, equality, and truth. The idea of justice is definitely not so...

May 8, 2018

One year ago today we held our first training on a Justice Based Approach in Vietnam. A group of around 17 of us crowded into the meeting room at the Canadian Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City and spent two amazing days together talking about how human rights approaches ar...

April 3, 2018

In an ideal world, everyone should be able to rely on their governments to provide a fair and just society for them to live in. This is what we mean when we talk about governments as ‘duty bearers’ – it’s supposed to be their duty to protect and uphold the human rights...

February 17, 2018

In 2017, United Edge led twelve training sessions across Southeast Asia. Our aim was to bring together different national players in civil society to look at how we can develop and improve our work to lead to more tangible and permanent positive changes for society.

Dur...

December 31, 2017

On the face of it, 2017 hasn’t given us much cause to celebrate. Senseless war rages on in Syria and Yemen; hurricanes and floods ravaged entire communities; Donald Trump remains in power; and Brexit is still happening (though still not yet). We’re all exhausted just t...

May 12, 2017

A few weeks ago, we attended an inspiring and informative talk on the history of LGBT progress in North America and internationally by the amazing Kim Vance, Executive Director of ARC International. It was amazing to hear more about the work being done in the area...

April 26, 2017

For many years, we talked about setting up an organization that focusses on systemic change, alternative approaches to development and an unwavering ethical position. When United Edge finally began to take shape, we realized that we needed to make significant decisions...

March 21, 2017

For millennia, charity has played a massive role in the functioning of societies around the world. It has been responsible for saving countless lives and improving the quality of life for millions.

Giving is also an important way for people to cultivate compassion and...

March 14, 2017

Friends, family and colleagues often ask how United Edge started. It wasn’t a Eureka! moment. It happened like popcorn in the microwave. That long silence before anything pops is everything.

Our microwave was the Middle East. In Palestine, we saw aid create both depende...

March 14, 2017

In January 2017, United Edge traveled to Cambodia to scope out a new learning programme. We had an amazing opportunity to learn more about the current issues facing Cambodia, its people and the sector.

In Phnom Penh we met with fifteen change makers. We heard from many...

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