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Girls like 14-year-old Geeta in Nepal face being banished from home every month when they have their period

Why stigma makes periods even more painful

Posted in Blog 1 year 5 months ago

Period stigma and shame can be found everywhere but an extreme form of period shaming called Chhaupadi is stilkl practiced in parts of Nepal.

Earthquakes in Nepal 2015

Earthquakes in Nepal 2015

Posted 2 years 7 months ago

Since the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal, ActionAid has supported more than 150,000 people to rebuild their homes and lives. Learn more.

Women meeting to discuss their needs following the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal. Giving cash transfers to women empowers them to have more control over how they rebuild their lives

Why cash transfers are an effective form of aid

Posted in Blog 2 years 11 months ago

Over the last week the ever more shrill criticism of international aid found a new target - the practice of giving money directly to some of the poorest and most vulnerable people, otherwise known as cash transfers. The allegation made was that this amounted to setting up UK-funded cashpoints for the poor. Aid money should never be misspent or wasted, but the criticisms of direct cash transfers - giving money directly to people in need - misunderstand the issue. Here's why.

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. 

Children playing at a childcare centre in Nepal.

Today marks the Global Day of Parents – a day to celebrate families across the world. It also gives us an opportunity to reflect on the incredible mums we work with. Many parents know all too well how difficult it is to juggle a career with childcare. We're working with Nepalese mums to address this issue.

Our interactive exhibition for Safe Cities Day featuring a group of 30 mannequins, in Marble Arch, London.

Survivors are not statistics

Posted in Blog 3 years 6 months ago

If you head to London today you might see something a little unusual. This morning, mannequins appeared in front of Marble Arch to mark International Safe Cities for Women Day. Safe Cities Day is celebrated all over the world from Australia to Zimbabwe, and calls for an end to violence against women on the streets of their cities.So what’s with the mannequins?