Women's rights will not be negotiated away in any peace deal with insurgent groups
The international community must seize the chance to put countries in the driving seat of their own development as the fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness opens in Busan, Korea.
ActionAid research has revealed that up to 86% of girls had reported some form of violence against them in the past 12 months, that parents are complicit in under-age marriage and that girls are all too frequently blamed for the violence they experience.
The Trans-African Caravan of Hope is an awareness-raising campaign organised by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) which is travelling across 10 countries on a mission to tell the African story of climate change.
ActionAid has launched the world’s first ever emergency music network, backed by music stars including The Wombats, Everything Everything, Chapel Club, Cancer Bats and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens.
Clive Anderson, Jo Brand, Charles Dance, Nicholas Owen and James Purefoy became the sharpest of wine buffs and wine bluffers last night at ActionAid's celebrity fundraising event, Call My Wine Bluff - the lively wine lover’s adaptation of the classic TV game show.
World's second-richest man joins our calls for a Robin Hood Tax and urges the worlds’ richest leaders to maintain their commitments to international aid.
On Thursday 17 November, celebrities and guests will gather at the Renaissance Five Star Hotel to raise money at ActionAid's fundraising event for ending poverty, ensuring that children in poor countries have the chance to go to school and build a better life for themselves and their families.
ActionAid ambassador Emma Thompson meets Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi against a backdrop of increasing change in the country.
Enrico Eminae, the man leading ActionAid’s response to the crisis, travelled to five locations in the UK to thank supporters in person for their generosity
Celebrities gear up for a night of fine wine and laughs at ActionAid's showcase fundraiser
The most vulnerable people are the worst affected by the huge floods in India and Pakistan.
As hunger turned to famine in east Africa, ActionAid’s emergency response delivered life-saving food and water. But it is child sponsorship that has created the basis for this vital work.
A national competition to find the Young Ambassadors 2012 for the Global Campaign for Education is now open to schoolchildren in the UK. The winners will have the opportunity to visit Africa in February 2012 with the charity ActionAid and the Global Campaign for Education.
The Real Aid 3 report reveals an increase in good quality aid, that is helping to free countries from aid dependency.
On Saturday 3 September an item of clothing from the Hollywood heartthrob Robert Pattinson's wardrobe will be available in an online charity auction benefiting four international causes - World Child Cancer, Save the Children, UNICEF, and ActionAid.
Heavy monsoon rains have started to cause havoc across large parts of Bangladesh, Pakistan and India with Nepal now facing severe floods.
To commemorate ActionAid's tenth anniversary of campaigning against poverty at Reading Festival, Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens visited work run by young people in Kenya. This included a newspaper that combats corruption, and a radio station in the Korogocho slum.
Bollocks to Poverty, the youth arm of ActionAid, is staging a series of bespoke, unpublicised performances by big names in their cool and cosy tent to celebrate their 10th amazing year of standing up for the rights of people all over the world at Reading festival.
Coronation Street actress Sally Dynevor (aka Webster) served up ActionAid's sparkling rose wine, Millione, at a wine-tasting in Manchester
Women facing drought in Kenya are resorting to the potentially life-threatening practice of binding their stomachs with rope in order to stave off hunger.
Donations from the UK public to the DEC’s appeal, to help people suffering from severe food shortages in East Africa, have reached a milestone £15 million.
The worst drought in 60 years has devastated cattle and crops in parts of East Africa creating a humanitarian emergency, with problems expected to be compounded by a poor coming harvest. More than 10 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and the newly-formed Republic of South Sudan have been left in need of food, water and emergency healthcare.
DEC agencies prepare to scale up work in Somalia. Member agencies of the Disasters Emergency Committee are preparing to scale up the work they are already doing in Somalia, as thousands continue to flee to Kenya and Ethiopia to escape drought and conflict. Nine of the 14 agencies that make up the DEC are working in the Somalia directly or through partners. The existing humanitarian crisis in the country caused by the conflict has been compounded by the severe drought affecting the region.
Donations are still flooding in from the UK public for the DEC Appeal to help people suffering from severe food shortages in East Africa, bringing the appeal total to £10 million. Parts of East Africa have been hit by the worst drought in 60 years, wiping out cattle and crops. This has left at least 10 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and the newly-formed Republic of South Sudan in desperate need of food, water and emergency healthcare.
Businesses face the risk of seriously damaging their reputation if they do not make tax planning part of their corporate responsibility programmes, says anti-poverty charity ActionAid.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has announced details of the radio and television broadcasts to run today (Friday) to help more than 10 million people in the grip of the worst drought seen in parts of East Africa in over half a century.
In the face of the worst drought in East Africa since the 1950’s, the agencies of the Disasters Emergency Committee said today (Wednesday, 6.7.11) they face a funding shortfall of more than £85m for their emergency response in the region.
The drought has withered crops, killed cattle and led to massive increases in food prices. More than 10 million people are now affected over large areas of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and the rest of the region.
ActionAid has launched a £1.5 million appeal to urgently step up its work in drought-affected East Africa.
The severe drought across Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda and Djibouti has left an estimated 10m people on the brink of starvation with some areas experiencing the driest conditions in 60 years.
Seventeen-year-old Neela was attacked with acid when she was 14 years old. Horrific attacks in which corrosive acid is hurled in women’s faces or forced down their throats – melting skin and bone and often resulting in blindness – are a near daily occurrence in Bangladesh.
The East is East star will appear on Daybreak on ITV tomorrow (16 June) to talk about his sponsored child, and an amazing journey.
ActionAid is proud to announce that it is an official charity partner for the Big Chill Festival 2011, which runs 4-8 August at Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Shropshire.
Sir Paul McCartney took time out before hitting the stage in rocking Rio de Janeiro last week to meet with two young music students from the Mare community.
Mark witnessed the impact of child sponsorship first-hand on his recent visit to Senegal.
Workers at Asda's 'showcase' clothing factories, which are supposed to offer improved pay and conditions, report being slapped, having their hair pulled and regularly working 60 hour weeks
Over 90% of people think supermarkets treat farmers and suppliers "unacceptably"
Life, Above All is the extraordinary story of one girl's struggle with HIV / AIDS stigmatisation in South Africa.
One of Britain’s favourite Olympic champions, Sally Gunnell, is taking on the Great Ethiopian Run with anti-poverty charity ActionAid and is asking runners to get on their marks and join her on this 10K challenge.
Liam Fox has asked David Cameron to break his aid promise. This is ActionAid's response.
ActionAid today launched an innovative anti biofuels campaign targeting Transport Secretary Philip Hammond by using adverts on buses which stop outside his office.
Plans for a biofuels plantation in Kenya will violate the rights of an indigenous community of over 20,000 people.
The Independent Commission for Aid Impact has today published a work plan outlining its intended programme of activity for the next three years.
As the long sunny evenings draw out it’s the perfect time to add Millione, a lightly sparkling rose frizzante, to any summer barbeque or picnic. Millione is the wine that not only tastes and looks good, but does good too.
Tax authorities in five African countries are to investigate giant brewer SAB Miller following an ActionAid report which found that the multinational avoided millions of pounds of taxes in Africa every year.
The expanding humanitarian crisis caused by the fighting has created 120,000 refugees in Liberia, nearly half of whom are receiving little or no aid.
After an 18-month inquiry the Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that government biofuel targets in the UK and EU may do more harm than good
Corporate tax reforms to be announced in today’s Budget could cost developing countries up to £4bn, ActionAid warns. The Treasury is relaxing a piece of anti-tax haven abuse legislation which could make it easier for UK companies to avoid tax in poor countries.
Today, ActionAid celebrated the centenary of International Women's Day by inviting four extraordinary female politicians from Afghanistan to share their achievements and the daily challenges they face as Afghan MPs.
Nearly half of all women (47 per cent) in the UK do not believe they are treated equally to men
Habiba Sarobi has faced numerous threats to her life. Now she's in the UK, raising support on the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.
ActionAid today welcomed the government’s aid review, particularly the focus on improving the lives of women and girls as well as the emphasis on transparency and accountability in the way aid money is spent.
Joanna Lumley, Kathy Burke, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Beverley Knight, Annie Mac and Miranda Richardson get lippy for ActionAid25/02/2011
Celebrities mark the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day
An investigation by ActionAid reveals that half of all FTSE 100 companies do not appear to fulfil their legal obligations to list all their subsidiaries.
To celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day, EQUALS Live and Southbank Centre will bring together Annie Lennox, Kate Nash, Paloma Faith and V V Brown in a unique concert to celebrate the strength and unity of women across generations.
ActionAid’s sponsored children and their families in southern Pakistan are reported safe after the region was hit by an earthquake last night.
In the last twelve months, Haiti has been hit by a cholera outbreak, a hurricane, a tornado and one of the most devastating earthquakes in living memory. Your donations are helping people find their feet, but there is still a lot to be done.
"Until the government frees up the land needed, we are forced to spend donations on replacing tents and other piecemeal measures"
Unless the violence ends, the peace, economic and human security of neighbouring countries could also be put at risk as they struggle to help those fleeing Ivory Coast.