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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'. 

One Girl's Journey is inspired by the experiences of women and girls we work with in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

One Girl’s Journey, our new short film, is inspired by the experiences of women and girls we work with in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Deborah “Smallie” Lomotey, ActionAid Ghana’s Communications Officer, during the filming of One Girl's Journey.

Behind the scenes of One Girl’s Journey

Posted in Blogs 1 month 3 weeks ago

We go behind the scenes with Deborah “Smallie” Lomotey, to discuss the making of One Girl’s Journey and what our short film means to her and the community that got involved.

Scales of justice: the Kavanaugh case shows that survivors’ voices are often marginalised by justice systems

A year ago, women all over the world started sharing their stories of abuse and harassment through #metoo.  A year on, the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court serves as a powerful reminder of how much is still at stake.

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

#BringTheNoise protest has my vote

Posted in Blogs 5 months 5 days ago

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.

Behind the scenes of Touchline Tactics starring James Purefoy | Fathers' Day | ActionAid UK

This Father's Day, actor, dad of four and Yeovil Town FC fan James Purefoy is starring in a film to raise awareness of our work to end violence against women and girls. He explains why he believes that men must be involved as part of the solution, and his hopes for his daughter, Rose.