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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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2019 at ActionAid: A Year in Review

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Girl swims through floods
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COP25: UN climate talks ‘fail to offer helping hand to climate survivors’

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COP25: ‘It’s not too late’ to support communities on the frontline of the climate crisis

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Latest stories
Phiona Sharara, 29, at the distribution site.
Story

Women’s leadership in food aid distribution, Zimbabwe

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A woman stands in a green field of wild grasses, holding up Zita roots, which villages are forced to consume due to severe food insecurity
Story

Urgent food supplies needed to reach families facing hunger crisis in Zambia

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Nelia Bvuma shows her skin condition
Story

Families receive life-saving food supplies in drought-hit Zimbabwe

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Latest opinions
Brandon Wu taking part in a climate change panel discussion
Opinion

In climate talks, rich countries are getting away with murder

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Schoolgirls in Ghana demanding their right to an education
Opinion

Human rights: universal, inalienable and indivisible

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Fatou Keita, 32, is a farmer and manages her household in Bakho, Senegal. She stands in smallholding, surrounded by green shoots
Opinion

Why empowering women farmers and agroecology are the answers to rising hunger and the climate crisis 

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