A monthly gift to ActionAid today will help girls like Sylvia stay in school.
Without access to toilets or sanitary products at school, girls have little choice but to stay at home when they have their period.
15-year-old Sylvia from Malawi couldn’t afford sanitary pads. She would stay at home so that she didn’t have to face the embarrassment of stains on her clothes at school. She said:
I don’t think it’s fair that girls are punished every month for something they can’t control.”
What ActionAid does
Around the world, women and children are affected the most by poverty. From the moment they are born, girls especially face inequalities and injustice in almost every aspect of their lives.
ActionAid puts women and children at the centre of our work across 45 countries. We make sure girls go to and stay in school, we work with communities to end gender-based violence, and we train women in the skills they need to earn a living.
We also help women and communities prepare for and recover from disasters, at a time when they can be at their most vulnerable. We demand action at local, national and international level. We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.
How we use the money you give us
For every £1 we spend:
88p is spent on charitable activities
11p is spent on raising money
1p is spent on governance
Figures taken from our expenditure in 2014.
Other ways to support our work
Donating by post
If you’d prefer to donate by post, make out a cheque payable to ActionAid UK, and send it to:
ActionAid UK Supporter Care Team,
Chataway House, Leach Road