September 22, 2020

Visual communications have a unique advantage, as they are able to present images which spark an emotional reaction and convey complex topics in an easily understood manner. This combination drives people to take action, which is inherent for social causes to be succes...

April 28, 2020

Over the past few weeks, it's been amazing to see both locals and immigrants coming together to support the many families affected by the response to Covid-19 here in Indonesia. I know it's the same in many places around the world -- and the displays of unity and solid...

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...

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...

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...

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