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Local women leading the sorting and distribution of donated clothes. 1500 people were displaced and found shelter in Langaoge coconut farm when a powerful 7.5 earthquake magnitude struck off the coast of Donggala (epicentre) Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

How ActionAid tackles trafficking

Jess Midwinter – Media Assistant

With last week marking Human Trafficking awareness day, and the launch of a UN report on trafficking, we reflect on the ways ActionAid is tackling this global epidemic.

ActionAid activists at the #BringTheNoise march protesting Mr Trump’s UK visit.

From Brett Kavanaugh to Ireland's Eighth Amendment, ActionAid's Martha Adam looks back on a turbulent year for women's rights, based on her own experience as a survivor of violence against women. 

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Today, ActionAid launches Dear Sisters, a short film featuring Emma Thompson, Wunmi Mosaku, Jodie Whittaker, Alesha Dixon, Anjli Mohindra, Anna Maxwell Martin, Erin Doherty, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Mandip Gill and Sorcha Groundsell to support our Home Shouldn’t Hurt Christmas appeal. 

Your gift could support our livestock programme, helping women and their families achieve food security. Photo: Sabin Shrestha/ActionAid

With the run-up to Christmas upon us, here are five reasons to choose something different this year, with our collection of ActionAid charity gifts. 

Peace playing for the UK-based Loughborough Lightning netball squad

ActionAid has been working with the England and Uganda netball teams to promote our work ending violence against women and girls living in poverty. Ahead of a series of matches between the two teams, we spoke to Peace Proscovia – a star shooter for the Ugandan team and Australia's Sunshine Coast Lightning club.

Rani works in the Gauravi Crisis Centre in Bhopal, India, giving support to survivors of violence

Why don't survivors of domestic violence 'just leave'?

Danielle Cornis... – Senior Technical Advisor - Violence Against Women and Girls

Trigger warning: description of domestic violence which some may find distressing.

ActionAid Senior Technical Advisor for Violence Against Women and Girls, Danielle Cornish-Spencer, writes about her own experience of domestic violence, and three of the reasons why survivors of violence don't 'just leave'.