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Young Ambassadors for the Send My Friend to School campaign, Emily (left) and George (right), meet girls from Ninkogo Primary School who are campaigning for improvements in local education.

As one of the Young Ambassadors for the Send My Friend to School campaign, Emily Pemberton has just returned from a fact-finding trip to Ghana, where almost half a million children are missing out on school. As world leaders have been meeting at the World Education Forum in Korea to decide on new targets for global education, Emily reports on what it was like meeting young people being denied a future.

Friends Khaleda and Kadidja, 13, are sponsored by ActionAid in Bangladesh.

Why we're showing the love for Bangladesh

Posted in Blogs 4 years 1 week ago

This Valentine’s Day, at ActionAid we're wearing our heart on our sleeve and standing up for what we love that could be lost to climate change. We’ve joined the UK Climate Coalition - the largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change - to #showthelove.

Shaku, 16, is the brother of a schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria

This Saturday, it will be ten months since 14 April 2014 – the day the Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria. As the Jihadist group expands its campaign of terror, we take a look at the devastating effect this is having on Nigerian people, especially its children.

Rhoda, from the Chibok community, Nigeria

How do you tackle those hard to teach subjects? Do you shy away from debate, or do you dive straight in? Whatever your approach, and whatever your style of teaching, we can support you. Our latest resources will enable you to explore some sensitive issues surrounding the abduction of over 300 school girls from the Chibok region of north east Nigeria.

Friends 16-year-old Simon Abigail (left) and Precious Luka, 15 (right) standing outside their girls' club in the school playground in Kaduna state, Nigeria

Why we won’t shut up about girls' rights

Posted in Blogs 4 years 4 months ago

Ahead of tomorrow's International Day of the Girl we've just heard the incredible news that inspirational schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 for her campaigning work on education and child rights. This makes her the youngest ever winner of the prize. It's a brilliant achievement and fantastic recognition that the world is paying attention to the voices of girls. 

Young girl standing in the rubble of her home in Gaza  in August 2014

With the barbaric death of British aid worker David Haynes at the hands of Islamic State and continuing concerns over the fate of volunteer aid convoy driver Alan Henning, the risks run by humanitarian workers in conflict situations have been thrown into sharp relief.