About us

ActionAid is a leading international charity working in over 45 countries. We work with the poorest women and children 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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What we do

Across the world, women and girls are affected the most by poverty. From the moment they are born, girls face inequalities and injustice in almost every aspect of their lives.

Where we work

We work across Africa, Asia and Latin America, every day, all year round.

We listen to, learn from and work in partnership with 15 million of the world's poorest and excluded people.

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How we work

Our work is made possible thanks to generous funding and skilled governance.

Contact us

If you want to get in touch you can call us, email us or write to us at our office address. We're here to help.

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