our gift could help make sure that girls like Purity are no longer forced to suffer the devastating effects of female genital mutilation (FGM).
Female genital mutilation is a brutal procedure that can lead to severe bleeding, infection, infertility and even death.
13-year-old Purity from Kenya narrowly escaped FGM by running away to an ActionAid-funded safe house. She said “One of my neighbours died from FGM. I feared the same fate. I didn’t want to see myself bleeding to death, so I’d rather risk death running away from home than be subjected to FGM.”
With your support, we can build more safe centres for girls at risk of FGM, so they can go back to school and rebuild their lives free from fear.
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
These figures are taken from our expenditure in 2014.
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 fundraising commitment.
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