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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
ActionAid's Teresa Anderson and Harjeet Singh among climate protestors
News

Brandon Wu - Climate strikes offer hope

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A photo of Brandon Wu at a protest
News

ActionAid responds to UN Secretary General’s statement

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A photo of people protesting for action on climate change
News

UN Climate Action Summit: Three ways to breathe life into the Paris Agreement

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Latest stories
A photo of Quilombola leader Maria de Fátima Barros
Story

More than half a million people sign petition to protect Brazil’s Cerrado biome

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A photo of a woman in a drought area
Story

ActionAid demands #ClimateJusticeNow

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A photo of Fatou Keita
Story

Surviving climate change – Fatou’s story

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Latest opinions
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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The beach, before Cyclone Fani hits the Puri district
Opinion

As Cyclone Fani hits India, we owe it to the poorest to be ready

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