From the moment they are born, girls face inequalities and injustice in almost every aspect of their lives. They often don’t get the chance to go to school, earn a living or even have any rights over what happens to their own bodies.
ActionAid works with some of the poorest women and girls, helping them change their lives for good.
From helping girls get an education, to supporting children in conflict and survivors of gender-based violence; from giving women loans to set up their own businesses, to training them to be leaders in their community, our local staff give them the skills and confidence they need to understand and claim their rights.
A monthly donation from you can help girls like five-year-old Noora, whose family was forced to flee from Syria to Jordan when their neighbours were killed in an airstrike on their home. Donate now and give a gift of hope to a girl living in fear.
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What ActionAid does
Whether it’s the result of being displaced by war, recovering from the aftermath of an earthquake, or simply being born into a deprived community, women and girls are the most affected by poverty.
ActionAid puts women and girls 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.
Almost all of the people and partners who run our programmes are from the developing world. This means our staff are on the ground and experiencing poverty first hand. We see day-to-day how poverty affects people’s lives, and are uniquely placed to give a voice to the women and children who suffer the most.
We also help women and communities prepare for and recover from disasters, a time when they can be at their most vulnerable. We demand action to change the factors that keep poor people poor 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:
72p is spent on programme activity, including humanitarian and development work
12p is spent on fundraising
9p is spent on support costs (running the organisation)
7p is spent on campaigning for change
These figures are taken from our expenditure in 2016.
We’re committed to keeping our supporters happy and being open and honest about how we fundraise. To find out more you can read our supporter promise.
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