Campaign to end violence against women and girls | ActionAid UK

Daisy Amdany, leader of the Kenyan National Women's Steering Committee, fights violence against women in Kenya


Campaign to end violence against women and girls

Violence affects a shocking one in three women. But fearless women all over the world are fighting to claim back their rights.

The fearless women on the frontline

Today, violence will affect millions of women and girls around the world, violating their human rights and holding them back from reaching their full potential.

Violence against women is complex, but it is not inevitable. Fearless women leaders everywhere are working to end it – and they are getting results.

The groups these women lead make a huge difference on tiny budgets, and they know better than anyone what will work to turn the tide against violence in their communities. Yet they are critically underfunded, receiving just less than 1% of UK aid money committed for gender equality.

In November 2016, we were delighted when the government announced a big chunk of new funding to support grassroots groups doing this vital work. But this isn’t the end of the story. There’s still much more to do.

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Have you been affected by violence?

If you or a woman you know is facing violence, you can get help by calling the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 – it’s free and open 24 hours. You can also visit their website below:

Visit the National Domestic Violence Helpline



Page updated 2 October 2019