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Peace playing for the UK-based Loughborough Lightning netball squad

ActionAid has been working with the England and Uganda netball teams to promote our work ending violence against women and girls living in poverty. Ahead of a series of matches between the two teams, we spoke to Peace Proscovia – a star shooter for the Ugandan team and Australia's Sunshine Coast Lightning club.

Children in The Gambia often go without food because of crop failure and drought.

The Gambia is a wonderful, warm and welcoming country that is fast becoming a top holiday destination. With beautiful beaches and outstanding wildlife, it’s easy to see why tourists return year after year. But there’s another side to The Gambia that not all of its visitors see – extreme poverty.

A message for my daughter on Father's Day by Hardeep Singh Kohli

Hardeep Singh Kohli writes about the difference dads can make towards helping young girls globally fulfill their potential.  Read about why he is supporting ActionAid's SheCAN appeal this Father's Day.

10-year-old Kembi on her way to work on Mwakirunge Dumpsite in Mombasa, Kenya

Beyoncé puts it so boldly – “Who run the world? Girls.” It’s a great vision. But we also have to consider some facts. The majority of the world’s poorest people are women. One in three women globally will experience violence in their lifetime simply because they are women. This has to change.