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Submerged village in Zimbabwe taken in the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Idai which has caused death and devastation across southern Africa

Cyclone Idai update

Mike Noyes – Head of Humanitarian Response

Cyclone Idai has caused devastation across southern Africa, including Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, with widespread destruction and loss of life. Find out the key facts about this disaster as it unfolds.  

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Why International Women's Day matters

Hollie Pycroft – Digital Communications

Why does International Women's Day matter? Do we still need to celebrate it - and what about International Men's Day? We explore the history and future of this important day in the women's rights calendar. 

Netflix's 'Period. End of Sentence.' tells the story of a group of women overcoming period poverty and shame

Netflix's new documentary 'Period. End of Sentence.' is up for an Oscar; here's why it is essential viewing that proves the transformative power of ending period shame. 

Women fight against violence in Bangladesh

With London Fashion Week coming to a close and Milan Fashion Week about to begin, ActionAid looks at the mountain of challenges that garment workers still face everyday in the ugly business of fast fashion.  

Rohingya refugees at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

As Brexit looms and the UK forges a new path outside the EU, foreign aid should remain part of the Global Britain aspiration. Tackling gender inequality that locks women in poverty is key to bringing about long-term sustainable change.

A girls' club in Nyarongi, Kenya, meets to discuss issues like sexual harassment

New research by ActionAid highlights the impact of sexual harassment and misogyny on women and girls around the world, with some girls as young as 14 worrying daily about being harassed.