Each year, we run a Christmas appeal to help change the world with women and girls.
Later in 2024 we'll launch our Christmas campaign to end violence and fight poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.
How to support our Christmas appeals
These are just some of the ways you can donate to our work at Christmas.
How your support helps
Thank you for all of your incredible support over Christmas 2023. Your donations are helping women like Bulbuli, pictured, to grow a better future without hunger.
Bulbuli, 38, is a farmer, activist and head of a local women farmers’ group in Bangladesh, which she set up with the support of ActionAid.
She told us that living costs are :soaring higher and higher" in Bangladesh: "Everything has doubled in price. As the price of oil has increased, everything has increased."
But thanks to the farmers’ group, she and other local women are finding solutions. They’ve been adapting their farming methods to grow food more reliably and sustainably.
Now, Bulbuli owns a small plot of land and grows vegetables like aubergine and pumpkin – enough to feed her family and sell any surplus at the local women’s market.
"Women farmers groups bring women together," she says. "Unity is a strength for us."
New independence: Rumana’s story
“I love that my mother is a farmer - it makes me proud to watch her every day and do something she loves,” says 16-year-old Rumana, from Bangladesh.
Around here, women don’t usually work and farming was once seen as a man’s job. But this is changing. Now nearly all the women in our village farm and earn a living.”
Rumana lives in a multi-generational home, which she shares with 22 others, and has been hit hard by the cost of living crisis. But it’s her mum Srimoti, a farmer and member of a local women’s group, who is helping them to make it through.
“My mother has found a new sense of independence since she started farming,” Rumana says. “She is able to contribute towards our household and I hope to one day be self-reliant like her too.”
"Everyone says it’s important for girls to know how to cook but I think it’s more important that we know how to grow. Being able to grow your own food means that in a crisis, you will still have something to survive on.”
Will you donate to our appeal to help more girls like Rumana to grow a better future?
The women your donation could support
Page updated 31 January 2024