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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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Rohingya refugees at Cox’s Bazar show the need for foreign aid spending
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As Brexit looms, foreign aid is not a further tie that we should cut

Girish Menon 06 Feb 2019

As Brexit looms and the UK forges a new path outside the European Union, foreign aid should remain part of the Global Britain aspiration. Because tackling gender inequality that locks women in poverty, and hold communities back, is key to bringing about long-term sustainable change.

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A girls' club in Nyarongi, Kenya, meets to discuss issues like sexual harassment
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Girls worry about sexual harassment ‘every day’

Charlotte Clarke 29 Jan 2019

A new study commissioned by ActionAid reveals the impact of misogyny and sexual harassment on young people worldwide.

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