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Women leading a protest in the state capital of Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, India, for International Women's Day in 2011

At a time when we see views being polarised, and when there are fears and anxieties about seeds of division and hatred being sown, it is important for us to consider the impact this would have on the lives of those who are most marginalised and live in some of the poorest countries of the world. In an increasingly inter-connected world, actions in one country could potentially have global impact – and especially if such actions emanate from some of the most powerful countries in the world. 

ActionAid campaigners and staff march in central London in support of refugees, September 2016

This Saturday, on the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency, ActionAid UK will be standing in solidarity with our colleagues and friends in the USA by joining the Women’s March on London. Along with grassroots-organised sister marches in Washington D.C. and around the world, we’ll be marching to protect tolerance, inclusion and women’s rights – values that we feel are under threat now more than ever. Read on to find out how to join us.

45-year-old Feddis Mbura, Chairlady of her local women's group, tends to her vegetable patch which has been funded as an initiative by ActionAid to give people alternative livelihoods, Mombassa, Kenya

Why 2016 is still a year worth celebrating

Posted in Blogs 2 years 7 months ago

Need a reason to feel cheerful about 2016? Well look no further than these stories about women who have done some incredible things this year. Sometimes small scale, often unnoticed, their achievements across communities in Africa and Asia have helped save lives and challenge stereotypes.Whether it’s the mum in Kenya who went back to school at age 42 or the Bangladeshi campaigner who secured land for impoverished families, their efforts show that positive change can be brought about by anyone, anywhere.

Members of the Women Speak forum at United Methodist University take part in a radio show to highlight gender issues in Liberia

A shocking one in three women will face violence in her lifetime. In the run up to International Safe Cities for Women Day, on 20 May, we’re highlighting just how much of this takes place on the streets of their own cities. Cities can have huge potential for the world’s poorest women and girls, but the constant threat of violence is holding far too many back. Here’s why ActionAid are shouting about it from Australia to Zimbabwe, and how you can show your support.

As the UK prepares to battle for points at Eurovision, we ask how well the country scores on tackling tax dodging.

As countries across Europe battle for first place in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, we’re asking how they score on tackling global tax dodging. And I'm afraid it's bad news for the UK, with nul points on ActionAid's scoreboard. Read on to find out why.

ActionAid's pop up tax haven, the Isle of Shady on the South Bank in London, raised awareness of UK tax havens back in 2013.

Around the world money is disappearing offshore, usually out of the reach of tax collectors. The Panama Papers have revealed how companies around the world, including ones operating in poor African countries like Uganda, Sierra Leone and Guinea are using tax havens. It is often women and girls living in poverty who are the hardest hit when key public services like schools and hospitals are starved of tax funding. It’s time to make tax fair for the world’s poorest people.

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