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ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.

Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.

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For every £1 we spend:

74p is spent on programme activity, including humanitarian and development work

11p is spent on fundraising

10p is spent on support costs (running the organisation)

5p is spent on campaigning for change

Income 2017

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Home Shouldn’t Hurt: What this powerful campaign means to me

Shivani Saini 31 Oct 2018

Shivani is the coordinator of an ActionAid-supported One-Stop Crisis Centre based in Bhopal, India. She writes about our Christmas appeal, Home Shouldn’t Hurt, what it means to her and why it’s so important to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

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ActionAid activists march against misogyny and harassment during President Trump's visit to the UK
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We need to keep talking about the harassers

Danielle Cornish-Spencer 26 Oct 2018

While leading businessmen like Green and Weinstein are being named and shamed, everyday sexists and perpetrators stay in the shadows.

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Page updated 16 November 2018