ActionAid UK | Change lives. For good.

How you can get involved to help ActionAid change lives for good

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Irene Mbalilwa, SMS hub operator
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Lucy, 4, - Mary's sister.  Mukuru, Nairobi
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Chhaupadi, Nepal, periods, menstruation
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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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A parent’s story: finding out your daughter has been abused

Himaya Quasem 24 May 2018

Watch our video and read Patience’s story to discover how one courageous mum channelled her pain into helping others.

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Thomas, the station manager at Ruben FM. Along with his team, Thomas is raising awareness about sexual and gender-based violence in Mukuru slum, Kenya.
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The DJ challenging sexual violence in a Kenyan slum

Sarah Murphy 10 May 2018

Find out about the Kenyan DJ who’s using the airwaves to raise awareness about sexual and gender-based violence.

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Page updated 27 May 2018