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Sara Pantuliano (ODI), Elizabeth Babade (Brexit Party), Baroness Natalie Bennett (Green Party), Lord Ray Collins (Labour), Baroness Shas Sheehan (Liberal Democrat), Harini Iyengar (Women’s Equality Party), Girish Menon (ActionAid UK)

On Monday 18 November, ActionAid UK and the ODI hosted a 2019 general election hustings event where we heard what the different political parties would do to promote women’s rights and sustainable development.

Women in an emergency camp in Somaliland, where ActionAid is protecting rights. Photo: Karin Schermbrucker/ActionAid

We’ve launched a manifesto for the 2019 general election, calling on all political parties to set out how they will protect the rights of women and girls around the world, as part of a vision for a Global Britain.

Women's leadership was transformative in the aftermath of the Indonesia tsunami

28th September marks one year since a series of powerful earthquakes struck the Central Sulawesi province of Indonesia, triggering a tsunami resulting in significant damage and loss of life. Our new research shows how women's leadership made an incredible difference in the aftermath. 

Unconditional and conditional cash transfer programs

Learn about cash transfers: direct payments of money to people so they can decide and buy what they need the most. Learn how ActionAid uses conditional and unconditional cash transfer programmes.

ActionAid’s work in the UK

ActionAid’s work in the UK

Posted 3 years 2 months ago

In the UK, ActionAid fundraises, offers child sponsorship, campaigns for change, helps shape UK policy, and offers free teaching resources to UK schools.

Mother and garment worker Shilpy with her children Ramjan, 11 and Nur Nahur, seven. Shilpy is one of many women struggling to get decent paid work in Bangladesh.

How do you achieve a successful career as a woman? That’s the billion-dollar question. It’s hard enough for women in the UK struggling to break the glass ceiling and manage a work life balance. But in developing countries it’s even harder, and the consequences of those struggles are far more serious. At a recent ActionAid event, women’s rights policy expert, Deepta Chopra, highlighted some of the main challenges facing women in the workplace in Bangladesh.