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Hauwa Salami, a paralegal supported by ActionAid in Nigeria

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Wangu Kanja of the Wangu Kanja Foundation, an ActionAid partner organisation in Kenya supporting women who have experienced gender-based violence.

Women's rights

Women, who pay the highest price of unjust policies and patriarchal societies, must play a key role in order to bring about social change.
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Hearing-impaired girls learning about education funding through tax justice in Tanzania.

Politics and economics

Representative and inclusive democracies and equal societies are important for a just world, but civic space is shrinking and regressive taxation is keeping people in poverty.
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Bashra, a farmer from Somaliland, has benefitted from a well built by ActionAid.

Land and climate

The climate crisis is destroying lives and livelihoods across the world. People living in poverty – especially women – are most affected. This needs to change.
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Ma Kyi Myint from Myanmar stands in her drought-afflicted field.

Emergencies

The number of complex and protracted emergencies is increasing. As a result, more people than ever are vulnerable and need humanitarian support.
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Latest news
Girls hardest hit by Covid-19 school closures – as teachers report spike in early marriage and teen pregnancies
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Girls hardest hit by Covid-19 school closures – as teachers report spike in early marriage and teen pregnancies

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Faith Vonic
News

Liberia’s Musicians and Artists unite to fight Covid-19

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View of the refugee camp Moira in Lesvos, Greece, smokes is coming from the settlement
News

Greece: Transfer refugees and asylum seekers to safety

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Latest stories
Schoolchildren in India have been affected by Covid-19 school closures
Story

Covid-19 lockdown and school closures force girls into early marriage

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Malawian schoolchildren have been impacted by Covid lockdowns
Story

Campaigning mothers groups save girls from early marriage during Covid-19 lockdowns

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Photo of a nine year old c=girl called Sumaiya doing her homework
Story

190 organisations join our call for increased funding for education post-Covid

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Latest opinions
A little girl, Freza 5, in a classroom in Rwanda sitting at a desk, other children in the background
Opinion

International Literacy Day: Covid-19’s impact on equality in education

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ActionAid marks World Humanitarian Day 2020
Opinion

World Humanitarian Day: Celebrating women on the frontlines of the Covid-19 crisis

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Dieynaba is part of the women's network in Senegal
Opinion

“These Senegalese women are helping those most in need, against all odds.”

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Latest publications
Close to 44.8 million people in Southern Africa are estimated to be food insecure as of July 2020
Publication

Southern Africa on the Brink of Famine?

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A Rohingya woman makes fasemasks in Cox's Bazar
Publication

An EU mandatory due diligence legislation to promote businesses’ respect for human rights and the environment

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Participatory tools and processes are essential to engage citizens.
Publication

Enhancing Electoral Accountability and Participation in Electoral Processes

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