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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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How we use the money you give us

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

These figures are taken from our expenditure in 2017. 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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Rani, a survivor of violence, now works at an ActionAid-supported crisis centre in Bhopal, India
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When 1 in 3 women face violence, why is reporting so difficult?

Lee Webster 17 Apr 2019

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Cyclone Idai: a damaged house in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe
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Cyclone Idai Q&A long read: “They have no homes to go back to”

Chikondi Chabvuta 11 Apr 2019

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Page updated 4 April 2019