Campaign | ActionAid UK

We work in 45 countries to help people work their way out of poverty – but we know that this alone is not enough. To change lives for good, we need to fight the root causes that keep some of the world’s most vulnerable women and children poor in the first place. Those are the causes that mean:

  • one in eight people go to bed hungry
  • one in every three women faces violence
  • poorer countries lose an estimated $200 billion a year to companies dodging their taxes.

These are huge injustices, but we are changing them. ActionAid campaigns put pressure on governments and corporations to change the policies that keep the world’s most vulnerable people in poverty. Together with ActionAid campaigners in other countries, we’ve forced UK supermarkets to give suppliers in poorer countries a fairer deal, stopped a British company displacing thousands of people in India, and helped Zambia tackle tax dodging.

Poverty and inequality are not natural. They’re man made, and that means we can unmake them.

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Photos: Nana Kofi Acquah, Poulomi Basu, Mark Chilvers, ActionAid