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Shifting power to young people

Young people should be at the centre of how the humanitarian system responds to crises. But the impact of crises on young people is often overlooked, as is their power as capable agents of change.
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Champions and change-makers

This compilation of case studies highlights the work of young people and civil society working with or supported by ActionAid.
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The impact of privatisation on the fulfilment of the Right to Education in 7 African countries

The governments of Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda must provide free public education of the highest attainable quality using the maximum of available resources.
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Multi-country research on private education in compliance with the right to education

How are private schools impacting the realisation of children and young people’s human rights? And particularly their right to education?

Collect more – and more fairly?

Long-term funding is needed in developing countries to provide quality, gender-responsive public services.
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Our feminist approach to protection in emergencies

Our feminist approach to protection aims to support women in humanitarian action. We focus on the essential role of women leaders in strengthening community reslience and protection. Women's rights
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Making the local global

Local women leaders must be at the heart of humanitarian work. They are commonly the first responders in any emergency and are most active in prevention and rebuilding after disasters. They should

The summons of the climate case against Shell, summarised

A short summary of the evidence and argumentation used and of Milieudefensie et al.’s demands, that Shell must contribute to achieving the global climate goal to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees.
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Market solutions to help climate victims fail human rights test

Rising global temperatures are wreaking havoc around the world, leaving a trail of destruction from Kyoto to Kerala. But those least responsible for greenhouse gas emissions are also those most

Funding a localised, women-led approach to protection from Gender Based Violence

Disasters, protracted crises and conflicts disproportionately affect women, yet women and their organisations are significantly underrepresented in humanitarian response. While the evidence shows that