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  • Girls like 14-year-old Geeta in Nepal face being banished from home every month when they have their period - an extreme form of period shaming

    Why stigma makes periods even more painful

    Posted in Blog on 14 June 2018

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

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  • Malati, a women’s rights coordinator for ActionAid Nepal, addresses local women in Panga after the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal

    Earthquakes in Nepal 2015

    Posted 11 April 2017

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

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  • Thanks to ActionAid's women-friendly spaces, women are taking a leading role in planning how to rebuild their communities.

    Why cash transfers are an effective form of aid

    Posted in Blog on 5 January 2017

    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.

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  • Thanks to ActionAid's women-friendly spaces, women are taking a leading role in planning how to rebuild their communities.

    How women with chutzpah help to change the world

    Posted in Blog on 31 October 2016

    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. 

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  • Survivors are not statistics

    Posted in Blog on 18 May 2016

    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?

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  • Malati Maskey, a women’s rights coordinator for ActionAid Nepal, with local women from Panga, in Kathmandu district

    Nepal

    Posted 8 December 2015

    ActionAid began working in Nepal in 1982. We provided emergency aid after the 2015 earthquakes, rebuilding lives and homes. Since 2020 we have been helping to prevent the spread of coronavirus to communities at risk.

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