May 28, 2020

Covid-19 cases have hit 5.4 million today, with 340,000 deaths. Yes, the number of those who have recovered is much higher at two million, but even one death is reason enough to mourn. People are not simply numbers, even in death. They were somebody’s family, loved one...

March 24, 2020

Whether you’ve caught it or not, we are all hit hard by Covid-19. It holds us in limbo. We struggle to know how to educate our children as schools close, how to care for our older family members while isolating, how to pay the bills without enough work, how to keep our...

February 11, 2020

Is it the end for non-governmental organisations (NGOs)? What will it take for charities to survive? The answer may lie in those that know their work the best: their staff. 

Having spent the last three years training more than 1,000 humanitarian, community development,...

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...

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...

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...

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