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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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Harjeet Singh speaking at COP 25
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COP25: Developed countries continue to block loss and damage fund

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COP25
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COP25: Woman farmer from Malawi speaks out against use of chemical fertilisers

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Rice fields in Mozambique devastated by climate change
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World leaders land at COP25 as Africa faces climate and food crises

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Latest stories
Sabita Rani, a woman first responder
Story

How women first-responders saved lives during Cyclone Bulbul

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Luisa Mungono sits inside her makeshift house that she spends with her husband and nine children
Story

Severe drought hits Mozambique months after devastating Cyclone Idai

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Patricia Musweu stands on her dry farm land
Story

Families are surviving on one meal a day in drought-hit Zambia

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Latest opinions
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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People at a climate protest in Denmark
Opinion

Climate survivors must be heard in global demands for climate action  

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