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Ria joined ActionAid to stand up against President Trump at the People's Banquet

As the UK hosted President Trump on a state visit, ActionAid joined the People's Banquet to oppose the roll back of women's rights. Find out why Ria, an ActionAid campaigner, was determined to stand up against Trump. 

Actor Wunmi Mosaku visits Ghana with ActionAid

Actor Wunmi Mosaku discusses the real heroes she met on a trip with ActionAid to one of Ghana’s poorest regions. She is joining forces with ActionAid's campaign to put power back in the hands of survivors around the world.

Rani works in the Gauravi Crisis Centre in Bhopal, India, giving support to survivors of violence

Trigger warning: description of domestic violence which some may find distressing.ActionAid Senior Technical Advisor for Violence Against Women and Girls, Danielle Cornish-Spencer, writes about her own experience of domestic violence, and three of the reasons why survivors of violence don't 'just leave'. 

Women from Aboroshya women's group in Rwanda celebrate their training in women's rights. Photo: Jane Lennon/ActionAid

#BringTheNoise protest has my vote

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As Donald Trump meets with Theresa May and the Queen today, ActionAid USA Director Marie Clarke explains why it’s so important we take a stand for women’s rights.

Women marching as part of ActionAid Somaliland's Safe Cities Campaign on May 20, 2015

On 13th July, ActionAid will be joining the Bring The Noise protest in London to highlight the importance of women’s rights. Here, our Somaliland Country Director explains why she’ll be amongst those leading the march.

Thomas is the station manager at Ruben FM. Along with his team, Thomas is raising awareness about sexual and gender-based violence in Mukuru slum, Kenya.

Tackling violence against women and girls isn’t just about supporting survivors. It’s about changing attitudes and challenging the inequalities at the heart of gender-based violence. Thomas Ochieng is doing just that. He’s the station manager at Ruben FM, a community radio station in Mukuru - a large slum to the east of Nairobi. Alongside ActionAid partner, the Wangu Kanja Foundation, Thomas and his team are raising awareness about gender-based violence. They're using the airwaves to challenge sexual violence and get ActionAid's message out into the community.