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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.

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Two campaigners speak at the launch of a women's rights empowerment project in the Volta Region, Ghana
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Women’s Rights Watch — tracking a global backlash

Alice Jennings 09 Aug 2017

Right now, we’re living through an alarming rise in attacks on gender equality. We’re starting #WomensRightsWatch to call out these pervasive attacks, and to celebrate the women who are standing up to resist. Read on to find out how you can get involved.

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Alesha Dixon: “I met girls at risk of child marriage”

Alesha Dixon 27 Jul 2017

Singer and Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon visits Ghana with ActionAid to meet girls at risk of child marriage

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