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Just a few of photo stories of women and children that we've shared on Instagram in 2015.

From the Nepal earthquakes to the escalating refugee crisis - throughout the year we have been sharing images on Instagram of the women and children we support around the world. Here are your favourite #PhotosOfTheWeek from 2015. We hope you enjoy them and - if you don't already - why not join us on Instagram for more powerful pictures in 2016?

Aung, 7, carries a goat in his village in Myanmar.

Why is everyone bleating on about goats?

Posted in Blogs 3 years 6 months ago

Goats. Well known for producing milk and cheese - not so well known for producing Christmas albums. But that's exactly what our friends at ActionAid Sweden have done, to raise awareness of how buying a goat as a Christmas gift can have a life-changing impact on women and girls in poverty. 

Krishla's family home was reduced to rubble in the earthquakes in Nepal in April 2015. Krishla and her sister were playing with their cousin nearby when the earthquake struck. Their cousin was killed.

Helen Pattinson visited Nepal in May 2015 in the aftermath of two earthquakes that killed thousands of people and left millions homeless. She found scenes of utter devastation; families torn apart, living in tents, children too frightened to sleep. Since then ActionAid has been working with Nepalese communities to rebuild homes and provide shelter to the most vulnerable. Six months after her visit in May, Helen went back to see how the families of Nepal were faring as the bitter winter sets in.

Adele Parks is supporting our Christmas appeal supporting homeless children around the world.

You may know and love her as the bestselling author of heartwarming, witty novels about family, relationships and romance. Here in this exclusive interview Adele Parks shares her thoughts on the importance of being kinder to one other, especially at this time of year, to improve the state of the world we live in.

ActionAid activists at the #BringTheNoise march protesting Mr Trump’s UK visit.

From Brett Kavanaugh to Ireland's Eighth Amendment, ActionAid's Martha Adam looks back on a turbulent year for women's rights, based on her own experience as a survivor of violence against women. 

Your gift could support our livestock programme, helping women and their families achieve food security. Photo: Sabin Shrestha/ActionAid

With the run-up to Christmas upon us, here are five reasons to choose something different this year, with our collection of ActionAid charity gifts.