Your donation could help women and girls around the world to claim their rights and say #MyBodyIsMine.
No girl should be forced into marriage. No girl should face a life of injustice, harassment or violence… but across the world millions of women and girls are unable to claim ownership of their own bodies.
Sarmin, from Bangladesh, was just 16 years old when she was due to be forced into marriage with an older man. Her father locked her away at home before the wedding, to stop her from escaping.
Thanks to ActionAid donors, Sarmin was able to contact a local ActionAid-funded group, and get the help she needed to escape and say ‘no’ to the marriage. Now, she is not only studying to become a lawyer, but she campaigns across Bangladesh to teach other girls about their rights.
Violence and injustice are not inevitable. That’s why we’re working to ensure every girl can claim her rights. But there are many more girls like Sarmin who urgently need our help.
Please give just £7 a month to help us be there for women and girls when they need us most – and support them to say #MyBodyIsMine.
How your donation can help women and girls to say #MyBodyIsMine
Why are we asking for a monthly gift?
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 and their communities. It means we can make a real, sustainable difference to the lives of women and girls.
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.