The Autumn 2018 edition of our publication, Action magazine, shows how your generous support has helped to change the lives of women and girls around the world — for good.
Download Action magazine to read inspiring stories from the women ActionAid supports — see how you are helping women to run their own businesses in Cambodia, ending stigma around periods in Nepal, and continuing to help whole communities tackle the food crisis in East Africa.
How business training transformed Channy’s life
Read about Channy from Cambodia, who is learning to set up her own businesses, and understand her rights, thanks to your support.
Channy is a mother of five in a remote floating village in the Pursat province — an extremely difficult place to make a living. ActionAid is supporting women like her through business training, helping her to improve her family’s livelihood.
Thanks to the successful fish processing business she set up, she was able to take out a loan to buy a plot of land in a larger village nearby, where in the future she’ll build a home for her family. See more on our work on women’s economic empowerment here.
Ending the stigma around periods
Many women and girls across the world experience period shaming and stigma. Read about 14-year-old Ishu in Western Nepal, who is banished to a mud hut when she is on her period, due to an illegal practice known as chhaupadi.
Thanks to supporters like you, ActionAid has been working to fight period stigma in western Nepal, so that girls like Ishu can manage their periods without shame or discrimination. Find out more about our work on chhaupadi.
Fighting the food crisis in East Africa
Amina is from eastern Somaliland. She has three children and became the sole breadwinner for her family when her husband died two years ago. Their situation worsened when East Africa was struck by a severe drought, resulting in food insecurity and hunger for as many as 2.7 million people.
Find out how your support is helping women like Amina to provide for their families, and how ActionAid is distributing life-saving aid to tens of thousands of people in East Africa. And learn more about the food crisis here.