ActionAid's commitment to women's rights
Between 2016-17 there has been a huge shift in the political landscape around the world, including Europe and the US. We are seeing growing signs that hard fought progress on women’s rights is in danger of being rolled back. There is now a global urgency for campaigners and organisations like ActionAid to defend the rights of women and girls to ensure they are advanced, not eroded.
The Women’s Marches in cities and communities around the world in early 2017 were a huge, global shout on behalf of women’s rights. In these changing times it is inspiring to see so many people from all walks of life come together to stand in solidarity and make their voices heard. But now we must take the next step.
This is not the time to go back to normal – it is the time to get involved, and stay involved, in the worldwide fight for women’s rights.
This document sets ActionAid UK’s continued commitment in the global struggle for women’s rights.