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9 year-old Kavya (far right) who had never studied art before was able to join art classes through her child sponsorship programme at school.

Education is empowering. That's why, this International Day of the Girl, we're championing every girl's right to education. Find out why so many girls don't get to go to school - and the incredible benefits of giving girls an education. 

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.

Purity, 13, and Abigail, 14, used to miss school in West Pokot, Kenya, because they couldn’t afford sanitary towels.

Free sanitary towels are to be given by Kenya’s government to schoolgirls - this is a big step for girls’ rights to education. Read our response to this news, marking a major step forward for girls in Kenya. 

Zakia, 7, sits with her family in their dark, one-room mud house in Bamyan province, Afghanistan

Lorenzo Tugnoli is a documentary photographer based in Kabul, Afghanistan, who takes photographs for ActionAid. His work has been published by The New York Times, Le Monde and Time Magazine, to name a few, and he has just published The Little Book of Kabul, on the city's artistic scene.Read our interview with Lorenzo below and find out why this photo of Zakia is one of his favourites, and how you can help give children like Zakia a better future.

Walking to school in Nigeria

With Boko Haram releasing film of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls and news of Nigeria’s acceptance of international assistance, ActionAid believes it remains important for the Nigerian government to take an active lead in promoting local solutions to the crisis.

Girls in class at a school in Nigeria

Colleagues from ActionAid Nigeria will join a march today through the capital Abuja to protest at the abduction of nearly 200 girls from their school two weeks ago.