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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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A woman and her daughter walk through a drought-hit landscape in search of water
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COP26: It’s crunch time for governments to respond to the climate crisis

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ActionAid International welcomes Julia Sánchez as its new secretary general

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2019 at ActionAid: A Year in Review

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Story

Restoring vital mangrove forests in Cambodia

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A woman walks through the rubble after the 2010 Haiti earthquake
Story

Ten years on from the deadly earthquake, Haiti’s humanitarian crisis continues

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Phiona Sharara, 29, at the distribution site.
Story

Women’s leadership in food aid distribution, Zimbabwe

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Latest opinions
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Opinion

How privatisation is undermining progress towards inclusive, equitable and quality education by 2030

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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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