All the latest breaking news, press releases and comment from ActionAid UK's media team.
Implementing the Istanbul Convention would signal that efforts to tackle violence must be stepped up around the world.
ActionAid calls on the UK Government support Eilidh Whiteford MP’s Bill and commit to implementing the ground-breaking Istanbul Convention in the UK.
Scottish political leaders Nicola Sturgeon, Kezia Dugdale, Ruth Davidson, Willie Rennie and Patrick Harvie have united to support ActionAid’s Fearless campaign and demand an end to violence against women around the world.
ActionAid welcomes this recognition of the role of grassroots organisations at the frontline of the fight against violence. This is an important step forward and we hope that the Government will continue to build on this commitment in the future.
New ActionAid research highlights a global epidemic of harassment and violence against women.
Cuts to corporation tax will fuel a global race to the bottom and undermine efforts to ensure companies pay their fair share of tax in the world’s poorest countries
ActionAid welcomes UK ratification of Paris Agreement on climate change
ActionAid’s Head of Advocacy comments on the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions.
ActionAid welcomes steps to give greater support to the people working to tackle poverty in their own communities
EU tax reform proposals simply don’t go far enough. Loopholes, tax havens and the race to the bottom on corporate tax rates are hurting people in the world’s poorest countries as well as in Europe. Europe should require big companies to publish how much tax they pay in every country where they do business.
Many women and their families face violence and fear in Afghanistan and on the journey to Europe. ActionAid welcomes Priti Patel’s commitment to helping some of the world’s poorest women and children through support support for health, education and the clearing of deadly landmines.
“This report confirms that UK aid’s approach to tackling tax avoidance is incoherent, ineffective and is in danger of failing to deliver for the world’s poorest people. Women and children living in poverty suffer when schools and hospitals are starved of funding by corporate tax avoidance, estimated to cost developing countries a staggering US$200 billion a year.
Massive Bahamas tax haven leak yet again demonstrates that the international tax system is broken.
ActionAid resopnds to reports of a major fire in Moria camp, Lesvos.
Prime Minister Theresa May is due to address a special UN Summit on the refugee crisis. ActionAid responds to reports of her speech.
We are encouraged by the Prime Minister’s commitment to tackle tax avoidance and create a fairer economy. Now we need concrete action.
Friday 2nd September marks the one year anniversary of the tragic death of Syrian boy Alan Kurdi. ActionAid’s Head of Humanitarian Response, Mike Noyes, comments on the anniversary.
Apple asked to pay up to 13 billion for tax avoidance
ActionAid welcomes this early move from the Prime Minister to show she is taking the issue of corporate tax avoidance seriously but the role of UK tax advisers in tax avoidance schemes in poor countries must also be examined.
Campaigners including Annie Lennox, Emma Thompson and Keira Knightley urge UK government to support women’s rights globally12/08/2016
ActionAid alongside 39 public figures, aid agencies and women’s rights’ organisations, call on Priti Patel to show “strong leadership” and lead the fight for gender equality.
A Home Affairs report reveals the huge scale of Europe’s failure on the refugee crisis. The UK is shamefully failing to pull its weight and is not even on track to meet its commitment to take 20,000 Syrian refugees.
One in three Nigerian women aged 25-29 have been subject to violence. UK Government support for women and girls in Nigeria is welcome, but efforts to tackle violence against women and girls are weak and support services for survivors need to be stepped up.
ActionAid Chief Executive, Girish Menon, welcomes the appointment of Priti Patel MP as Secretary of State for International Development
ActionAid responds to latest UNHCR data on World Refugee Day.
The generosity and commitment of Britain is transforming the lives of some of the poorest people in the world. ActionAid uses UK aid to to support girls living in poverty to go to school, respond to humanitarian crises like the Nepal earthquakes and support women in Africa to claim their human rights and learn new skills.
On Tuesday 7th June 2016 the Health and Social Care Information Centre released new data on female genital mutilation (FGM) in England.
ActionAid has launched an urgent refugee response programme in Athens in response to the escalating crisis in the Greek capital.
ActionAid is calling on world leaders to seek a new global settlement on refugees and migration at the World Humanitarian Summit.
New ActionAid research highlights global epidemic of violence against women in cities.
David Cameron has a unique opportunity at the Anti-Corruption Summit to tackle the UK’s role in enabling corruption and tax dodging.
The release of the Panama Papers data is an unprecedented step forward for the public, journalists and campaigners
The UK government has announced that unaccompanied asylum-seeking children will be resettled in the UK from Greece, Italy and France.
Nepal Government fails to fund a single new home for hundreds of thousands of people affected by last years earthquake disaster
Reports suggest a boat capsizing in the meditteranean has left 400 people dead. ActionAid responds.
The European Commission proposal for international company tax reporting will fail to tackle corporate tax avoidance in the world’s poorest places.
The Prime Ministers proposals to tackle UK-linked tax havens will not curb massive corporate tax avoidance connected to UK-linked tax havens
The Panama papers, the latest in a string of tax revelations, yet again demonstrates that the international tax system is broken.
ActionAid has joined with other charities to call on global leaders to pledge to achieve the UNHCR target of resettlement and alternative pathways for at least 10 percent of Syria’s nearly five million refugees.
ActionAid welcomes this cross-party report and its reiteration of the principle that poverty reduction must be the primary driver of the UK’s aid strategy.
Mike Noyes, Head of Humanitarian Response at ActionAid UK calls on EU leaders to remember the people at the heart of this crisis.
On the fifth anniversary of the conflict in Syria, ActionAid’s Head of Humanitarian Response, Mike Noyes, calls for the UK government to show leadership and commit to resettling a greater number of refugees.
One in three young people in the world is either unemployed or working yet living in poverty. TTIP-style trade deals could push more people in poor countries into low pay, low skill jobs, according to a new report from ActionAid.
Inviting developing countries to implement rules they didn’t write misses the point
ActionAid responds to DFID’s new approach on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) rights.
On International Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation Day (6th Feb) research reveals public concern for FGM is on the rise.
ActionAid responds to the latest UK government commitment to double aid funding to Syrian refugees.
ActionAid has launched a campaign calling for reform of the 1955 UK-Malawi tax treaty. The UK’s treaty, signed during the colonial era, makes it possible for UK companies operating there to pay little or no corporation tax.
The EU have announced new proposals to review the Dublin Agreement, where refugees must claim asylum in the first country they arrive in, and will require EU countries like the UK to resettle a greater number of refugees.
UN Announces First-Ever High-Level Panel On Women’s Economic Empowerment
Nigeria, which has some of the highest child and maternal mortality rates in the world, lost US$3.3billion of tax revenue to oil giants Shell, Total and ENI.