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A girls' club in Nyarongi, Kenya, meets to discuss issues like sexual harassment

New research by ActionAid highlights the impact of sexual harassment and misogyny on women and girls around the world, with some girls as young as 14 worrying daily about being harassed.  

Meet ActionAid's humanitarian heroes!

Meet ActionAid's humanitarian heroes

Posted in Blog 1 year 1 month ago

When disaster strikes, ActionAid does things differently. We work directly with local women and girls to provide support and save lives. Meet just some of the incredible women ActionAid works with in humanitarian emergencies around the world, and find out how they get supplies and information quickly and fairly to those who need it most.

A future doctor and a future chef dress up for Big Me!

Big Me week - running from 8-12 October - is ActionAid's easy fundraising day for primary schools. Children dream big, dress up as what they want to be when they grow up and raise money to change lives.I'm a teacher at Mora Primary School in London and we took part in Big Me early to test it out. We had a fun-filled day learning about each other's dreams and children's lives around the world. Here's three great reasons to take part in Big Me.

Sally Dynevor and her daughter visit Reena, one of the girls they sponsor through ActionAid in India.

The world I want to pass on to my kids

Posted in Blog 1 year 6 months ago

As part of our #NotThisGirl appeal, star of Coronation Street Sally Dynevor writes about the injustices girls worldwide face and what she hopes will be achieved for the next generation.

Lavender lives in Nyarongi, Kenya, where many girls are affected by period poverty.

Find out how period poverty is affecting women and girls around the world - including the shocking links between periods and violence that might surprise you. 

Thomas is the station manager at Ruben FM. Along with his team, Thomas is raising awareness about sexual and gender-based violence in Mukuru slum, Kenya.

Tackling violence against women and girls isn’t just about supporting survivors. It’s about changing attitudes and challenging the inequalities at the heart of gender-based violence. Thomas Ochieng is doing just that. He’s the station manager at Ruben FM, a community radio station in Mukuru - a large slum to the east of Nairobi. Alongside ActionAid partner, the Wangu Kanja Foundation, Thomas and his team are raising awareness about gender-based violence. They're using the airwaves to challenge sexual violence and get ActionAid's message out into the community.