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The Great Get Together - 16-18 June

In her first speech to Parliament, MP Jo Cox said: “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.” Inspired by those words, and in tribute to Jo – a year on from her death – we’re joining hundreds of organisations to host The Great Get Together this weekend.

Eight-year-old twins Samir and Samira live in Mare slum in Rio de Janeiro.

Sport changing lives in Brazil

Posted in Blogs 2 years 6 months ago

The global spotlight shone on Rio de Janeiro in Brazil this time last year, where the Olympic and Paralympic Games took over the city. Thousands are descending on this famous city to watch the world's most talented athletes compete for gold. But for sport-mad kids growing up in the poorest parts of Rio, playing their favourite games can be a struggle. Find out how your RideLondon sponsorship can change the lives of kids growing up in Rio de Janeiro.

Women rally for their rights in Bihar, India

I've just returned from an ActionAid Country Directors’ Forum, which among other things looked at what is going on in the world right now and identified the key challenges that we all face over the next 10 years.

The Favela da Maré slum in Rio de Janeiro

The shattering 7-1 defeat of Brazil by Germany in the World Cup was not just a footballing shock – it may also have long-term political and social consequences.

Young campaigners march in less contentious times educating young people on sexual health

Brazil protests as people call for reform

Posted in Blogs 5 years 7 months ago

Brazil has a young population – 40 per cent are under the age of 25 – and it was mainly young people who were on the streets in their hundreds of thousands protesting.