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To end violence against women and girls, we must tackle violence at home.

This Christmas, please help keep girls safe.

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Home Shouldn’t Hurt: See the survivors’ stories
Home Shouldn’t Hurt: See the survivors’ stories
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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

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 works in the Gauravi Crisis Centre in Bhopal, India, giving support to survivors of violence
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Why don’t survivors of domestic violence ‘just leave’?

Danielle Cornish-Spencer 14 Nov 2018

ActionAid’s Danielle Cornish-Spencer writes about her own experience of domestic violence, and three of the reasons why survivors of violence don’t ‘just leave’.

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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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Page updated 14 December 2018