Over the winter of 2017/18 United Purpose supporters and friends helped raise vital funds for our work supporting the Rohingya refugee population in Bangladesh. The Rohingya have been living in camps in Bangladesh since they were forcible displaced from their homes in Myanmar by the Myanmar army in 2017. In spring 2019, Hannah Pudner, our Global Director of External Affairs travelled to the refugee camps in order to see first hand where supporter funds had been spent and how they were helping people on the ground. Below is her account of the trip.
This week, United Purpose is nominated for a Not a Red Card award – celebrating mental health excellence in the workplace. The nomination for the ‘Collaboration Award’ recognises our unique partnership with The Thrive Programme. Over the last few years, we’ve been working together to develop a forward-thinking staff well-being and empowerment initiative. Here’s how:
Last week DFID hosted a Safeguarding Summit with representatives who fund, support, research and deliver international aid and development programmes. United Purpose was one of the 500 delegates who came together to support the ‘safeguarding step change' proposed by DFID to drive up standards to protect the people that we work with from harm. While policies, procedures and standards are fundamentally important, they are simply not enough.