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Angelina Jolie and William Hague visit the ActionAid stand at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

What I should have said to Angelina Jolie

Posted in Blogs 4 years 9 months ago

When Angelina Jolie and William Hague arrive unannounced at your stall at an international summit, what do you say? “Thanks for stopping by!” is what came out of my mouth (Anchorman fans will get the reference). What I should have said was: “do you know about ActionAid’s theory of change for tackling violence against women and girls?”

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Mugunga refugee camp, the Democratic Republic of Congo

Warning: we’re going to blog about periods. A subject that most people don’t want to talk about, let alone blog about. At ActionAid we don't agree.  Our appeal "The worst period of her life" aims to help women retain their dignity during the hardest times in their lives and beyond.

Comedian and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli expresses himself through song at Call My Wine Bluff 2014

Hardeep Singh Kohli guest blogged through a fuzzy head last week after attending ActionAid’s Call My Wine Bluff.  Read his take on our popular annual celebrity fundraising event.

Elizabeth (second left) with four of her children born after the genocide

Remembering the Rwanda genocide twenty years on

Posted in Blogs 4 years 11 months ago

In Rwanda, in the space of 100 days during 1994, between 800,000 and one million people – mainly from the Tutsi minority group but also several thousand moderate Hutus – were killed by Hutu militias.

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.