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Thank you for supporting our work in 2016.

Watch our video of 2016 highlights

Posted in Blogs 2 years 2 months ago

2016 has been an incredibly eventful year on the world stage. But with your steadfast support, together we’ve achieved thousands of everyday victories in this time of change. Take a look at our video to see what we’ve achieved together this year.

Ben (centre) and his wife Emily representing the Fearless campaign at LeftFest

Ben Thomas is an ActionAid Local Organiser – part of our UK-wide network of campaigners that take action locally to tackle global poverty and injustice. Ben took our Fearless campaign to LeftFest - a local political festival in Southampton - to spread the word. Here’s how he got on, and why he’s campaigning for ActionAid.

Two girls dance at a Beti Utsav celebration in Bhalswa, New Delhi

Can you guess why the Prime Minister of India urged his people to share selfies earlier this month? It might seem strange, but the #selfiewithdaughter trend is part of the nation’s efforts to celebrate daughters in a country where they’re often valued less than sons – so much so that many girls are neglected or even aborted because of their sex. Here’s how ActionAid are celebrating girls in India.

Estella runs the all-female radio station in Liberia

WW1 changed the workplace for women worldwide

Posted in Blogs 4 years 6 months ago

It was 100 years ago this week that the first world war was officially declared. Media coverage has made it pretty hard to escape that we’re commemorating this anniversary. Personally I can’t stop thinking about it because of the huge difference it made to women – suddenly they became an active part of the workforce.

ActionAid speaks to relatives of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls as they spend 100th day in captivity

Today marks 100 days since 276 girls were seized from their boarding school in Chibok in Borno state in the north-east of Nigeria.

Women rally for their rights in Bihar, India

I've just returned from an ActionAid Country Directors’ Forum, which among other things looked at what is going on in the world right now and identified the key challenges that we all face over the next 10 years.