Annual report and accounts | ActionAid UK

Annual report and accounts

What we achieved together in 2018

2018 was a remarkable year for women’s rights – which was fitting given that it marked 100 years since Parliament first gave (some) women the right to vote. The momentum of the #MeToo movement, which kicked off in October 2017, was kept alive by significant moments for gender equality around the world.

It was appropriate that this monumental time for women and girls coincided with the first full year of ActionAid UK’s new strategy that puts women and girls at the heart of everything we do. We know that challenging gender inequality is essential if we are to tackle poverty worldwide and help women and girls change their lives for good. That’s why our programmes around the world focus on ending violence against women and girls, helping women claim their rights to economic opportunities and empowering local women to lead the response in a humanitarian emergency.

 

2018 in numbers

Over
18,000
new supporters in the UK signed up to give a committed gift

Nearly
£50m
raised to help change lives, for good

Over
£1m
raised through our emergency appeals for the Indonesia earthquakes to provide life-saving humanitarian aid

In crisis

Nearly
16,000
Rohingya refugee women and girls supported

Over
750,000
people received life-saving support during emergencies

Nearly
61,000
people received humanitarian assistance during the first two weeks of the Indonesia crisis

In solidarity

Over
8,000
people signed our open letter protesting Mr Trump’s visit to the UK in July

 

Over
75,000
people were reached on Twitter with our stories of defiance, posted online during the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign in November and December

Over
250,000
people gathered to celebrate women’s rights during the Women’s March organised by ActionAid UK and other charities

In Partnership

Over
£12m
raised by ActionAid supporters in the UK to fund child sponsorship programmes across 30 countries

 

Around
£2.8m
received from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, to support our work promoting girls’ education and tackling the root causes of violence against women and girls

Around
60,000
women and girls in Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia have benefited from People’s Postcode Lottery-funded work

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Footnotes

Page updated 15 August 2019