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Houses damaged by Cyclone Fani in the Heritage Village at Raghurajpur Bhubaneswar.

India's largest ever cyclone in decades made landfall on its east coast on 3rd May 2019. Find out key facts about what happened and how ActionAid is helping on the ground.

Mothers celebrating their new born daughters at an ActionAid Beti Utsav celebration in New Delhi.

Singer Lucy Rose's new music video 'Nebraska' stars Danny Dyer as a conflicted man coming to terms with how to present himself to the world as who he really is. Around the world pressure from society holds people back - from what we wear to how we are valued by others.During a recent trip to India with ActionAid, 26-year-old Lucy discovered the catastrophic consequences of girls not being valued as highly as boys. Read her moving account of visiting a celebration of new born girls to find out why this festival is so important for the identity of girls in India.

Jennifer is a lawyer and project officer at an ActionAid shelter in Gulu, Uganda. Photo: Karin Schermbrucker/ActionAid

Shivani is the coordinator of an ActionAid-supported One-Stop Crisis Centre based in Bhopal, India. She writes about our Christmas appeal, Home Shouldn’t Hurt, what it means to her and why it’s so important to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence. 

Members of the Adivasi, Just Trading Scotland and ACCORD smile at the end of a long day.

Chembakolli village lies in the Nilgiri Hills in southern India. Adivasi people have lived there for centuries, respecting and nurturing the forest, land and soil. Our schools resources about everyday life in Chembakolli are some of the most popular on our site, so we were delighted when Stan, Bindu, Shanthi and Karunakaran visited ActionAid recently to give local children a talk with pictures, games and even magic tricks!

Women buy fish on the beach in Vadamula, Andrha Pradesh, India.

In India a third of the population live below the poverty line. Early child marriage, violence, discrimination and lack of skills means many women have few choices, with 75% never having the opportunity to earn a living. By providing fishing equipment and training to local women’s groups, we’re helping women lift themselves out of poverty. Photographer Poulomi Basu has just returned from Andhra Pradesh, southeast India, to capture some of their stories.

An ActionAid women's group in West Bengal, with over 200 members, who come together to learn about their rights

Our top 5 most inspirational women

Posted in Blogs 4 years 8 months ago

We hear shocking stories almost every day about horrific things that happen to women and girls across the world - from female genital mutilation to violent rape, such as the tragic case of Jyoti Singh in India. But in every country we work in there are incredibly brave women fighting to end violence against women and stand up for gender equality. This International Women's Day, we want to celebrate them.