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...

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...

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...

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...

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