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 helps women and girls to tackle violence and stand up for their rights. We provide services and demand justice for survivors of violence, and support programmes to empower women.
We work directly with local women’s organisations – like the Kongelai Women’s Network in Kenya – because they know better than anyone how to end violence against women and girls within their own communities.
Please start a monthly donation now to help us support women and girls.
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:
84.6p is spent on charitable activities
14.9p is spent on raising income
0.5p is spent on running the charity and other costs
These figures are taken from our expenditure in 2015.
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