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Women from Aboroshya women's group in Rwanda celebrate their training in women's rights. Photo: Jane Lennon/ActionAid

#BringTheNoise protest has my vote

Marie Clarke – Executive Director, ActionAid USA

As Donald Trump meets with Theresa May and the Queen today, ActionAid USA Director Marie Clarke explains why it’s so important we take a stand for women’s rights.

Women marching as part of ActionAid Somaliland's Safe Cities Campaign on May 20, 2015

Why I'm in London to #Bringthenoise from Somaliland

Sadia Abdi Alin – ActionAid Somaliland Country Director

On 13th July, ActionAid will be joining the Bring The Noise protest in London to highlight the importance of women’s rights. Here, our Somaliland Country Director explains why she’ll be amongst those leading the march.

Girls like 14-year-old Geeta in Nepal face being banished from home every month when they have their period

Why stigma makes periods even more painful

Himaya Quasem – Communications team

“I’m on my period.” Four words describing a perfectly natural bodily function that we very rarely hear being said aloud in public. Why? It’s because of a misogynistic myth that a bleeding woman’s or girl’s body is somehow impure and must be hidden away.

A future doctor and a future chef dress up for Big Me!

Big Me week - running from 8-12 October - is ActionAid's easy fundraising day for primary schools. Children dream big, dress up as what they want to be when they grow up and raise money to change lives.

I'm a teacher at Mora Primary School in London and we took part in Big Me early to test it out. We had a fun-filled day learning about each other's dreams and children's lives around the world. Here's three great reasons to take part in Big Me.

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James Purefoy stars in our Father's Day football film

James Purefoy – Actor and ActionAid Ambassador

This Father's Day, actor, dad of four and Yeovil Town FC fan James Purefoy is starring in a film to raise awareness of our work to end violence against women and girls. He explains why he believes that men must be involved as part of the solution, and his hopes for his daughter, Rose.

Sally Dynevor and her daughter visit Reena, one of the girls they sponsor through ActionAid in India.

The world I want to pass on to my kids

Sally Dynevor – TV actor and Coronation Street star

As part of our #NotThisGirl appeal, star of Coronation Street Sally Dynevor writes about the injustices girls worldwide face and what she hopes will be achieved for the next generation.