About us | ActionAid UK

ActionAid works for a world where the most vulnerable and forgotten can become valued and powerful.

Our top priority is to end the inequality that keeps women and girls locked in poverty, and to restore the rights denied them from birth.

We want to see women and girls out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.

What we do

Our dedicated local staff and partners support women and girls to understand their rights and change their own lives, for good.

How we work

Learn about our approach, what we do that makes us different to other charities and our objectives underpinning our mission.

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.

See the full list of countries


Funding and governance

Find out more about who we are and how we’re funded, what we achieve with the help of our generous supporters, and how we spend our income and demonstrate our impact through our financial accounts and annual reports.

Contact us

  • Email: supportercontact@actionaid.org
  • Phone: call us on 01460 238000
  • Post: Supporter Care Team, ActionAid UK, Chataway House, Leach Road, Chard, Somerset TA20 1FR

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Page updated 22 July 2018