ActionAid campaigns change lives for good

We support people in 45 countries to work their way out of poverty – but we know that this alone is not enough. To change lives for good, we need to fight the root causes that keep some of the world’s most vulnerable women and children poor in the first place. Those are the causes that mean:

  • one in eight people go to bed hungry
  • one in every three women faces violence
  • poorer countries lose $200 billion a year to companies dodging their taxes.

These are huge injustices, but we are changing them. ActionAid campaigns put pressure on governments and corporations to change the policies that keep the world’s most vulnerable people in poverty. Together with ActionAid campaigners in other countries, we’ve forced UK supermarkets to give suppliers in poorer countries a fairer deal, stopped a British company displacing thousands of people in India, and helped Zambia tackle tax dodging.

Poverty and inequality are not natural. They’re man made, and that means we can unmake them.

Will you join us?

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Campaign for women’s rights

All over the world women and girls have less money, less access to education, and less political representation than men. But in every country, inspiring women activists are standing up and working together to claim back their rights. We’re standing with them. Will you?

Campaigners challenge gender stereotypes by celebrating new-born girls in Bhalswa, New Delhi

Campaign to make tax fair

We know that companies like Starbucks and Amazon dodge their taxes. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Every year, poorer countries lose out on $200 billion to corporate tax dodging – more than the entire global aid budget. We don’t think that’s fair, and that’s why we’re part of the global campaign to stop tax dodging. It’s time to make tax fair – everywhere.

Campaigners march to Barclays headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia, to protest tax dodging

Become a community campaigner

Want to campaign with ActionAid to change lives for good? Our community campaigners give their time to make sure our campaigns hit home. They meet with their MPs about our campaigns, organise stalls, represent ActionAid at events and help get the word out. In other words, they’re vital to our work tackling the root causes of poverty and inequality.

Activists from Tanzania, Kenya and the UK campaign against biofuels with a ‘flash cob’ choir

Campaigning works

ActionAid campaigns change lives. Through tireless campaigning, our supporters have influenced governments and corporations to get a better deal for some of the world’s most vulnerable people. There’s a lot still to do, but we’re proud of the incredible changes ActionAid campaigners have already won.

Youth activists rally at Kenya’s Tax Power Festival to demand companies pay their taxes

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Photos: Nana Kofi Acquah, Poulomi Basu, Mark Chilvers, ActionAid