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Adori, 13, has to cross flood water to attend school in her village in Bangladesh.

Climate change has increased the frequency and intensity of floods, and other natural weather-related events that we are witnessing around the world.Find out how countries can experience both droughts and floods, and how they affect people's resilience and capacity to adapt to disasters.

ActionAid believes periods are a right and not a privilege. We celebrate periods by setting up girls' forums such as this one in Liberia where girls can freely discuss their sexual and reproductive rights.

In some countries around the world, families and whole communities celebrate a girl reaching puberty as a coming-of-age occasion.  Find out how periods are acknowledged and celebrated from the UK to Japan. 

Climate change and gender

Climate change and gender

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Find out the relationship between climate change and gender, and how women and girls are affected most acutely by climate change.

ActionAid campaign for women's rights during Donald Trump's UK visit

Boris Johnson starts his tenure as Prime Minister at a time of unprecedented global challenges. He inherits the need to ensure Britain is a force for good in the world, including making an unequivocal commitment to women’s rights. 

Ruth in Malawi sews reusable, plastic-free period pads for her local community.

What is plastic-free July and why is it important? Join us in taking up the challenge this month and find out how you can help the environment. 

Sanitary pads provided to school girls as part of an ActionAid project in Nyanza, Rwanda

Menstrual care isn’t a luxury - for most women, it’s something we simply can’t live without. Despite this, statistics show that millions of us are affected by period poverty. Here's why menstrual hygiene is a right, not a privilege.