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How your donation can help girls trapped in hidden crises

Your donation could help provide life-saving aid for women and girls like Hadra

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About ActionAid 

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty in 40 countries including those across Asia, Africa and Latin America. 

Founded in 1972, ActionAid has been fighting poverty worldwide for nearly 50 years.  

What does ActionAid do? 

ActionAid is working towards a world in which every woman and girl can enjoy the right to a life of dignity, freedom from poverty and discrimination. 

We're committed to ending the cycle of violence in communities around the world, enabling women's economic empowerment, and supporting women and girls during humanitarian crises. 

We build relationships with communities - especially women and girls - we listen to the challenges they face and work with them to find the best long-standing solutions

Our dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls.  

Why do we ask for a regular donation? 

Every donation counts, and we’re grateful for whatever you feel you can afford. 

A one-off donation is a fantastic start, but issues that women and girls face, like violence and poverty, are long-term problems, and they need long-term solutions.

Regular donations mean we can commit to working with women and girls for as long as it takes

A monthly gift from you allows us to make ambitious plans, and invest in the futures of young girls, women and their communities.

It means we can make a real, sustainable difference to the lives of women and girls

Your regular donation will be used where it is needed most to further ActionAid’s general charitable purposes.

Our fundraising promise to you

We are accountable to our supporters as well as our staff, partners, the UK government and, most importantly, to the women and children living in poverty who we support.

We chose to register with the Fundraising Regulator and adhere to their Code of Fundraising Practice, and we make sure that all fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds do so as well.

For every £1 you donate, 67p is spent helping women and girls around the world including during humanitarian emergencies. 

For every £1 you donate we spend:

67p on programme activity, including humanitarian and development work

20p on fundraising

10p on support costs (running the organisation)

3p on campaigning for change

About ActionAid

ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.

Our dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. We are ending violence and fighting poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.

We operate in rural and urban communities across Asia, Africa and Latin America.

We're committed to ending the cycle of violence in communities around the world, enabling women's economic empowerment, and supporting women's and girls' rights during humanitarian crises.

Top photo - Hinda, with her nine month old daughter Sahaam. Jennifer Huxta/Actionaid

Page updated 23 August 2021