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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.  

Children like Amina no longer miss lessons due to bad weather thanks to the new school block built with ActionAid’s support

All over the world, girls are missing out on the education they deserve, simply because of classroom conditions. Poor-quality classrooms can be damp, uncomfortable and even dangerous – but ActionAid is changing this. With the generous regular gifts from ActionAid supporters, we’re helping girls get a better education and a brighter future.

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.