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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
Photo of protesters at the Ottawa climate strike
News

When leaders act like children

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A model elephant in a large meeting hall
News

Financing development - stop dodging the big issues

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News

Inspired: Some observations as young people take over the fight for climate justice

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Latest stories
A photo of Walipa Phiri, one of the farmers likely to be affected by climate change
Story

Protecting the grass under elephants

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A home and a car destroyed by Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe
Story

World Bank and IMF mark 75th anniversary amid rising global hunger, the climate crisis and corporate human rights abuses

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Global Climate Strike, New York
Story

Climate Justice - photos from around the world

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Latest opinions
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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Margarita represents the case of communities affected by the contamination of La Pasión River in Guatemala.
Opinion

Time for a complete U-turn on natural resource management

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