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All the latest breaking news, press releases and comment from ActionAid UK's media team.

Decision on UK aid unforgivable for women and girls

Frances Longley, Chief Executive of ActionAid UK, responds to the Government winning the vote on aid cuts, and aid spending being tied to a “double lock” of Government borrowing and spending.

G7 pledges for gender equality not enough

Frances Longley, Chief Executive of ActionAid UK, comments on pledges made today by G7 leaders.

UK government must stop cuts to aid budget

Frances Longley, Chief Executive of ActionAid UK, comments on Monday's ruling that the proposed ammendment to stop the UK aid cut was out of scope of the ARIA bill.

Gaza: ActionAid calls for peace and humanitarian access

Responding to the ceasefire called in Gaza following 11 days and nights of violence, ActionAid calls for lasting peace and urgent access for humanitarian relief.

UK Gov’t must support Covid-19 vaccine waiver

ActionAid UK urges the Government to step up and support the waiving of Intellectual Property rights on Covid-19 vaccines.

Frances Longley joins ActionAid UK as new CEO

The international charity working with women and girls living in poverty has appointed Frances Longley, from CARE International UK, as its new CEO.

Phoebe Dynevor joins ActionAid UK as Ambassador

Phoebe Dynevor star of Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton‘ joins ActionAid UK as an Ambassador.

Safety measures for women not enough

“The policing decisions made in response to women who were sad, hurt and angry last weekend, and the subsequent new safety measures, show that the authorities still are not really listening to and addressing the concerns and needs of women and girls.

Women’s safety on the streets – ActionAid UK

Commenting on the distressing disappearance of Sarah Everard and the outpouring of emotion and debate about women’s safety on the streets, ActionAid UK’s deputy director of policy, advocacy and programmes, Lee Margaret Webster responds. 

Women tackle climate crisis in Cambodia

Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by climate change, but excluded when it comes to tackling the crisis. ActionAid is working with local women leaders in Cambodia to make sure their voices are heard. 

ActionAid responds to political crisis in Myanmar

As the political crisis in Myanmar escalates, ActionAid raises concerns about the impact of the military takeover on the country’s most vulnerable communities.