Action magazine: Spring 2019

Action magazine shows how your generous support has helped to change the lives of women and girls around the world - for good.

Download your copy now to see how you are helping survivors of violence rebuild their lives and ensuring that girls get the education they deserve. Read inspiring stories from around the world and have BAFTA-award winning actor Wunmi Mosaku bring our work in Ghana to life.

I wanted to see for myself how ActionAid supports women and girls to be educated and empowered.”

- Wunmi Mosaku

Wumni Mosaku - Visit to Ghana Access to Justice

Abbie Trayler Smith/ActionAid

Empowering women to access justice

Wunmi Mosaku – star of BBC hit drama Luther - travelled to Ghana with ActionAid to meet with women and girls who have survived violence, and who are calling for better access to justice.

Read how Wunmi met the women leading Community Anti-Violence Teams called COMBAT squads who work within their communities to raise awareness about ending violence and support survivors.

In Ghana and around the world, there are so many unsung heroes in rural communities, in cities, in law firms, and in police stations who are fighting to fix the system. Join our campaign today to hear their stories and help secure justice for good.

Read Wunmi's story

Supporting survivors of violence

Read about Irene from Kenya who volunteers at an ActionAid-supported text messaging scheme in Nairobi that helps survivors of violence.

It was only after receiving training at the text messaging project and working with survivors, that Irene has been able to start speaking about her own experience as a survivor. 

Find out how supporters like you have been able to help women-led projects like this confidential, text-messaging service. 

Read Irene's story

Irene is a volunteer for an Action Aid-supported SMS scheme for survivors of violence in Kenya

Karin Schermbrucker/ActionAid

Talat learnt how to drive an auto-rickshaw after escaping an abusive marriage

Abbie Trayler Smith/ActionAid

How learning a new skill changed Talat’s life

After suffering months of abuse at the hands of her husband and his family, Talat left and sought support from ActionAid’s Gauravi One-Stop Crisis Centre in Madhya Pradesh, central India.

Read about how the Gauravi Centre, provides survivors of violence with immediate and comprehensive support as well as the opportunity to learn new skills such as driving.

Thanks to your generous support at Christmas, ActionAid can provide more women and girls like Talat with the support they need after experiencing violence and abuse.

Read Talat’s story

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Top image: Actress Wunmi Mosaku Photo credits: Abbie Trayler/ActionAid

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