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A young Nepalese mother who ran out onto the street when the second earthquake struck Kathmandu.

This morning a second earthquake has hit Nepal. The earthquake that hit on Saturday 25th April has already killed over 8,150 people and injured over 17,860. This second disaster will have caused even more damage and left many more homeless and hungry. Our staff in Nepal are already assessing the damage. Please donate now and follow our updates below. */

Actionaid Fellow Sukyi Khaing, 24, helps women in Soe Taw village stand up for their rights, in Myanmar's Dry Zone region.

You may have heard about the deal the EU is negotiating with the US, known as TTIP (the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). It's likely that this deal will allow powerful companies to sue EU governments for protecting workers rights. 

Aitu Limbu, President of Kafle Women's Group in Okhre, Tehrathum District, Nepal

At ActionAid, we're all about bringing women together in communities to discuss their needs and demand their rights. So we’d like to celebrate an inspiring woman taking a stand for women’s economic security in her community and share the ideas of some of the leading thinkers and decision makers on gender equality.

Sushama is a member of her village's emergency response committee in India

Cyclone Phailin devastated the Odisha coast in October 2013. ActionAid India Area Manager Debabrat Patra reports on how local fishing communities have started to rebuild their lives a year on after the tragedy.

Garment workers taking to the catwalk in fashion show protest of their low pay and working conditions

Life inside Cambodia textiles factories has been in the spotlight since 40 garment workers were shot at a protest in January (five of them fatally). So what happens when the people who make our clothes, get dressed up in the items they produce – and demand their rights? ActionAid UK's Rachel Noble visited Cambodia's capital to find out.