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Female garment workers supported by ActionAid campaigning for respect of labour laws in Bangladesh

As 'Brexit day' approaches, ActionAid calls for a fundamental reorientation of trade and investment policies to improve women’s economic rights by creating safe, fair jobs.

Meet ActionAid's humanitarian heroes!

Meet ActionAid's humanitarian heroes

Alexa Phillips – Communications team

When disaster strikes, ActionAid does things differently. We work directly with local women and girls to provide support and save lives. Meet just some of the incredible women ActionAid works with in humanitarian emergencies around the world, and find out how they get supplies and information quickly and fairly to those who need it most.

Scales of justice: the Kavanaugh case shows that survivors’ voices are often marginalised by justice systems

A year ago, women all over the world started sharing their stories of abuse and harassment through #metoo.  A year on, the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court serves as a powerful reminder of how much is still at stake.

A 7-year-old injured boy receives treatment after strong earthquake on October 1, 2018 in Palu, Indonesia

Launch of the DEC Indonesia Tsunami Appeal

Hollie Pycroft – Digital Communications

A DEC appeal has been launched to respond to the Indonesia tsunami and earthquake, with the Government matching the first £2 million of donations through Aid Match. 

Thousands have been left homeless following the Indonesia tsunami and earthquake that hit Sulawesi on Friday 28 Sept 2018

Indonesia tsunami 2018: key facts

Mike Noyes – Head of Humanitarian Response

The Indonesia tsunami and earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday 28 Sep has devastated everything in its path. With access to the affected areas difficult and communications down, the full scale of this tragedy is not yet known. Our local ActionAid team is bringing essential supplies to those who have lost everything and are without power, water or shelter. Read on for key facts and figures about the crisis. 

Femi gave birth to her second child, a baby girl, at a coconut farm turned into a shelter.

Indonesia tsunami 2018: live updates

Mike Noyes – Head of Humanitarian Response

The death toll from the Indonesia tsunami and earthquake, which struck the island of Sulawesi on Friday 28 Sep, now stands at over 2,000. Read on for live updates about the emergency from our local team on the ground.