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ActionAid is an international charity working in over 45 countries. We work with the poorest women and girls in the world, changing their lives for good.

Our local staff provide immediate, hands-on support to women and children living on the margins of survival. Together we demand action at local, national and international level. We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.

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How we use the money you give us

For every £1 we spend:

72p is spent on programme activity, including humanitarian and development work

12p is spent on fundraising

9p is spent on support costs (running the organisation)

7p is spent on campaigning for change

Income 2017

These figures are taken from our expenditure in 2016. We’re committed to keeping our supporters happy and being open and honest about how we fundraise. To find out more you can read our supporter promise.

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Christina works in the peanut butter factory in Mukuru slum, Kenya. The factory was set up by ActionAid-partner, the Wangu Kanja Foundation, to empower survivors of sexual violence.
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How peanut butter is empowering Kenyan women

Sarah Murphy 19 Apr 2018

Find out how peanut butter is giving Kenyan women financial independence and enabling them to be their own boss.

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Two girls wearing school uniform running down the road on their way to school in Kenya, where they are vulnerable to street harassment
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Catcalling. Not a joke, not a compliment: it’s harassment

Alexa Phillips 05 Apr 2018

Girls living in poverty are especially vulnerable to street harassment — it’s a pervasive form of violence against women and girls.

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Page updated 26 April 2018