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Refugees are rescued from a boat in Lesvos, Greece in 2012

World Refugee Day: everything you should know

Hollie Pycroft – Digital Communications

On World Refugee Day, we come together to commemorate the challenges faced by refugees all over the world, and the incredible courage they show in the face of adversity. Find out when it is and how we mark this important day. 

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Ria joined ActionAid to stand up against President Trump at the People's Banquet

As the UK hosted President Trump on a state visit, ActionAid joined the People's Banquet to oppose the roll back of women's rights. Find out why Ria, an ActionAid campaigner, was determined to stand up against Trump. 

This Father's Day 2019, your gift could help girls stay in school and get the education they deserve

For Father’s Day 2019, explore our alternative gift guide. Is he a foodie, a bookworm or an animal-lover? You’ll find unique ideas that might just surprise him this year.

We challenged ourselves to make and try out reusable sanitary towels, similar to the ones that women and girls in Nepal make

The team at ActionAid made our own reusable sanitary pads, tried them out and reviewed them. What was the verdict?

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Follow our step-by-step guide to make your own eco-friendly, reusable sanitary pads - the same method used by women and girls in Nepal to manage their periods.

Sanitary pads provided to school girls as part of an ActionAid project in Nyanza, Rwanda

Menstrual care isn’t a luxury - for most women, it’s something we simply can’t live without. Despite this, statistics show that millions of us are affected by period poverty. Here's why menstrual hygiene is a right, not a privilege.