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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
Women collecting Covid-19 relief packages
News

Don’t cut women’s lifelines, warns ActionAid

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A nurse in Uganda is giving a woman an injection
News

Covid-19 crisis: IMF told countries facing critical health worker shortages to cut public sector wages

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High border wall separating the US and Mexico.
News

Trump administration must stop exporting Covid-19 to Central America

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Latest stories
Poster advertising the webinar
Story

International Labour Organisation C190 - anniversary webinar

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Sharmin Akhter Rina works as a Psycho Social Support Officer in a women friendly space run by ActionAid Bangladesh
Story

'Women and girls are living in a pressure cage'

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Australia's Parliament building in Canberra
Story

Leveraging tax transparency

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Latest opinions
Facilitators and Farmers outside an ActionAid agroecology school in Bangladesh
Opinion

Our future is in respect for natural ecosystems

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A woman farmer harvesting crops in a field
Opinion

Trade deal negotiations must be paused during the Covid-19 crisis

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Opinion

IMF meetings fail to agree support to protect developing countries from COVID19

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Latest publications
A woman responder wearing a protective face mask
Publication

Covid-19: A women-led response

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Young people in Sudan talking about their experience in practicing democracy and their role in the political transition at the Youth Open Dialogue
Publication

Believe in Better working paper

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A woman farming with her baby in her arms
Publication

Right to Food, Farmers’ Rights & COVID-19

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