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How Can We Be Heard If We Are Arrested?

By Agar Nana Mbianda, Achieve SDG5 Project Associate at Women Thrive Alliance

The piece was originally published on April 19, 2018, on Ms. Blog Magazine.


Recognizing Leaders in Global Development and Humanitarian Assistance

Every year, InterAction’s annual awards recognizes outstanding leaders within the global development and humanitarian sectors. These individuals are leaders who are shaping the evolution of the U.S. NGO sector and generating greater awareness in the U.S. of global poverty.

NGOs and Risk Study Enters Second Phase, Survey Now Available

In 2016, InterAction convened a group of major international humanitarian organizations to generate in-depth analysis and practical tools for NGOs operating in high-risk environments. The NGOs and Risk study focused primarily on the experience of international organizations and the ways in which they identify, measure, and manage risk within their own programming and policies.

InterAction Launches Choose to Invest FY2019 with Bipartisan Support

For the last 50 years, U.S. leadership and investment in international development and humanitarian assistance have proved instrumental in helping create more self-reliant and sustainable communities around the world. U.S. -funded development and humanitarian programs have helped reduce the number of households suffering from hunger, the number of preventable child deaths and the number of new cases of HIV. Such efforts are emblematic of American values and generosity and prove that American engagement in the world is critical.   

‘They Have Forgotten the Lessons of Rana Plaza’

Following the Rana Plaza collapse in which 1,134 garment workers were killed and thousands more injured in Bangladesh, the horror of the incident spurred international action and resulted in significant safety improvements in many of the country’s 3,000 garment factories.

InterAction reports on fulfilling humanitarian commitments in 2017

At the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in 2016, InterAction made ten discrete commitments with the collective aim of better serving those in humanitarian need across the globe. During the summit, 20 initiatives were also launched to strengthen the WHS process and help turn commitments into reality. InterAction plays a significant role in one of these Initiatives, the Grand Bargain, which has the express purpose of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian assistance.

Choose to Invest in U.S. Global Leadership

We live in a time of extraordinary human need; in a world of tumult and crisis, where countless lives are currently at risk. We are facing the largest displacement crisis since World War II, and 76 million people will require food assistance this year alone. In a world of such complex challenges, it is vital that the United States continues its role in global leadership and engagement.