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Children play at an ActionAid-supported school in Thailand

Teachers are amazing! And now it’s the end of year, it’s about time we let them know just how much we appreciate them. So why not acknowledge all their hard work with a gift for your teacher that really makes a difference. 

Children like Amina no longer miss lessons due to bad weather thanks to the new school block built with ActionAid’s support

All over the world, girls are missing out on the education they deserve, simply because of classroom conditions. Poor-quality classrooms can be damp, uncomfortable and even dangerous – but ActionAid is changing this. With the generous regular gifts from ActionAid supporters, we’re helping girls get a better education and a brighter future.

Alesha Dixon on our new film - One Girl's Journey

ActionAid supporter and Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon writes about why watching One Girl's Journey, our new short film, brought back memories of her trip to Ghana.

19-year-old Betty was able to escape female genital mutilation (FGM) with the support of the Komesi Women’s Network

3 ways to help girls stay in school

Posted in Blog 1 year 2 months ago

From a safe house helping girls escape FGM, to Girls’ Rooms that provide a safe space for girls to manage their periods, keeping girls in school is at the heart of our work.  Thank you to the players of People’s Postcode Lottery who have helped to make this vital work possible.

Tags: education, FGM

Our 'period' period posters are busting taboos around periods for World Menstrual Hygiene Day

It’s that time of the month again - well, actually it’s that time of the year. To celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day, we've reimagined five vintage posters highlighting the period myths and taboos that women and girls still face today. 

Mary, 3, lives in the Mukuru slum

Growing up in Mukuru slum, Nairobi: in photos

Posted in Blog 1 year 10 months ago

Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya is home to over half a million people - many of whom live in extreme poverty. Low wages, insecure employment, limited education opportunities and poor sanitation are just some of the challenges facing local communities. Through our Not This Girl appeal, ActionAid is working with local women's groups to help prevent girls being abused and enable them to stay in school. All donations to the appeal before 7 June will be matched by the UK government as part of UK Aid Match. Find out what life is like for girls growing up in the Mukuru slum, and how you can help change their lives for good.