ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.

Our dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. We are ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.

Our vision

A just, equitable and sustainable world in which every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity, freedom from poverty and all forms of oppression.

Our mission

To achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in poverty and exclusion, their communities, people’s organisations, activists, social movements and supporters.

How ActionAid works

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


Where ActionAid works

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

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

See the full list of countries

Transparency and accountability

Find out more about who ActionAid 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:
  • Phone: call us on 01460 238000
  • Post: Supporter Care Team, ActionAid UK, Chard Business Centre, Jarman Way, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1FB


Page updated 15 January 2021