Celebrate with ActionAid

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Pledge your celebration

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A gift list with a difference

£6
could buy a scented candle or smoke-free stoves for women in Uganda

£24
could buy a spa voucher or life-saving equipment for flood-prone communities in Vietnam

£75
could buy a  bone china tea set or bee-keeping equipment for women to create and sell honey in Uganda

£411
could buy a luxury weekend or the gift of life through a trained birth attendant for mothers in Sierra Leone

Salome, 14, at her primary school, Kenya. Salome ran away from home aged 12 to avoid FGM and child marriage.

Jennifer Huxta/Actionaid

How your celebration can help

In Kenya, it is estimated that 26% of all girls are married before they turn 18. Salome's father tried to force her to have FGM and into early marriage when she was just 12 years old. But her mother helped her to run away.

ActionAid works with young girls, like Salome, and their families to form girls’ forums. Through these forums, we enable communities like Salome’s to understand the importance of giving girls a choice about who and when they marry – meaning they can focus on securing an education and a happy future. Salome is now safe and enjoying school. 

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Contact us

If you have any questions or need support with your fundraising, please get in touch. Email events@actionaid.org or call 01460 238 000.

Footnotes

Page updated 15 January 2021