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Mother's Day - meet amazing mums fighting for a better world

This Mother's Day, let's celebrate all the inspirational and courageous mums, who are fighting for a better and more equal world for their children. Meet some of these incredible mums and their daughters.

Women’s economic empowerment

Women’s economic empowerment

Posted 2 years 1 month ago

Without women’s economic empowerment, there cannot be gender equality. Women must have the same access to secure jobs, be paid the same amount for them, and have the domestic work that often falls to women recognised and recompensed.

Women’s economic rights

Women’s economic rights

Posted 2 years 8 months ago

How policy-makers can address the root causes of women's economic inequality to ensure women can have good jobs without carrying the burden of unpaid care.

Celebrities Emily Watson, Tanya Burr and Emilia Fox are among those supporting ActionAid's commitment to fighting for the rights of women like Nadite in Kenya, Kanchhi Maya in Nepal and Mwaka Ali Haji in Zanzibar

On the eve of International Women’s Day, celebrities Emilia Fox, Emily Watson, Lucy Rose, Charlie Webster, Tanya Burr, Frances Barber, Sophie Cookson, and Gabriella Wilde are starring in our new film to support ActionAid's ongoing commitment and support for women’s rights. 

Women in rural communities leading the reconstruction plan in Sindapalchok, Nepal after the 2015 earthquakes

Will the US make history and vote for its first woman president? At ActionAid women's leadership is at the core of our approach and our organisation. As a young girl growing up in the US, ActionAid project manager Kiran Gupta admired Hillary Clinton, and continues to be inspired by women leaders the world over. 

Meeting a new generation of leaders on Day of the Girl

Dorcas Erskine, our Director of Policy, Advocacy and Programmes, met girls for a mentorship session on the London Eye as part of Women Of The World's celebration of the Day of the Girl. She describes meeting inspiring young girls, why she thinks mentorship is important, and what she wanted to be when she grew up.