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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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A closer look

Jackia Begum sustained long-term injuries in the Rana Plaza disaster and her part time job working with handicrafts now brings in very little income. She says: “The memories will stay with me until my death.”
News

Six years on from Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza tragedy, one in five survivors’ health is deteriorating

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Houses of people displaced by the power plant construction
Story

The people of Matarbari Island make themselves be counted

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Marching to announce legal action against Shell
Opinion

Why I joined the legal action against Shell

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The Konkola Copper Mines, Chingola
Opinion

Villagers in Zambia win right to take legal action against mining giant Vedanta in the UK

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Community members sort through the rubble and damage left by Cyclone Idai in Ngangu township, Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. 23 March 2019.
News

Market mechanisms for loss and damage climate finance fail human rights test

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Publication

The summons of the climate case against Shell, summarised

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Jackia Begum sustained long-term injuries in the Rana Plaza disaster and her part time job working with handicrafts now brings in very little income. She says: “The memories will stay with me until my death.”
News

Six years on from Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza tragedy, one in five survivors’ health is deteriorating

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Community members sort through the rubble and damage left by Cyclone Idai in Ngangu township, Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. 23 March 2019.
News

Market mechanisms for loss and damage climate finance fail human rights test

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Marching to announce legal action against Shell
News

ActionAid takes legal action against Shell

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News

Statement in response to xenophobic attacks against migrants in South Africa

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News

We denounce the criminalisation of human rights defenders and require guarantees for Claudia Samayoa and Jorge Martínez

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Demecia Yat, survivor and representative of the Sepur Zarco case, has sent a letter to the heads of the political parties
News

Guatemalan president must reverse amnesty proposal for perpetrators of crimes against humanity

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Marching to announce legal action against Shell
Opinion

Why I joined the legal action against Shell

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The Konkola Copper Mines, Chingola
Opinion

Villagers in Zambia win right to take legal action against mining giant Vedanta in the UK

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Women from the Rights Café in Bangladesh demanding labour rights
Opinion

100 years fighting for decent working conditions and labour equality

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Sabita Rani leading a village group in Bangladesh
Opinion

Why ActionAid promotes women’s leadership in emergencies

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Abayomi is a teacher in Nigeria, whose school could be better funded by better tax measures.
Opinion

How to achieve quality education for all and Leave No One Behind

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Damage caused by floods in Kerala, India, August 2018.
Opinion

ActionAid demands climate justice at Bangkok negotiations

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Houses of people displaced by the power plant construction
Story

The people of Matarbari Island make themselves be counted

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Embankment at Lalua Union, Southern Bangladesh.
Story

Surviving climate change and migration in Bangladesh

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Publication

The summons of the climate case against Shell, summarised

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Community members sort through the rubble and damage left by Cyclone Idai in Ngangu township, Chimanimani, Zimbabwe.
Publication

Market solutions to help climate victims fail human rights test

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Youth, Gender and Social Protection primers
Publication

Youth, Gender and Social Protection primers

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Gender Responsive Public Services and Macro-Economic Policy in Ghana
Publication

Gender Responsive Public Services and Macro-Economic Policy in Ghana

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

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

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Shrinking space in Zambia cover
Publication

Shrinking space in Zambia

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