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80% of garment workers in Bangladesh have experienced or witnessed sexual violence and harassment at work

New research: 80% of garment workers in Bangladesh have experienced or witnessed sexual violence and harassment at work, with 90% saying their job is negatively impacting their health.

Unsubstantiated charges against human rights defenders must be dropped

ActionAid Zimbabwe is calling for the unsubstantiated charges against seven human rights defenders arrested at Harare airport to be dropped.  


Adriano Campolina, Secretary General, will be leaving ActionAid in September 2019

After five years as Secretary General, Adriano Campolina will be leaving ActionAid in September 2019.  

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As Israel celebrates Independence Day, the US and European Union are complicit in the whitewash of war crimes against Palestinian civilians

World leaders continue to turn a blind eye to Israel’s unlawful occupation, protracted blockade and persistent breaches of international law.

Climate-induced migration may result from disasters like Cyclone Fani

Cyclone Fani made landfall near Puri, India, early this morning (Friday 3 May 2019), sparking an evacuation of nearly a million people from coastal regions. Heavy rains and high winds continue to


Cyclone Kenneth, Mozambique

Just five weeks after Cyclone Idai, Mozambique has been hit with another cyclone. Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in Cabo Delgado late on Thursday 25th April 2019 and saw the Southern African country

Six years on from Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza tragedy, one in five survivors’ health is deteriorating

Despite the international outcry following the building collapse at Rana Plaza, which killed 1,134 mainly female garment workers, more than half of survivors remain unemployed due to the physical

Market mechanisms for loss and damage climate finance fail human rights test

ActionAid’s report, Market Solutions to help Climate Victims Fail Human Rights Test, examines the current options for market, state and ‘innovative’ funding mechanisms available to cover the soaring


ActionAid takes legal action against Shell

ActionAid is one of seven environmental and human rights organisations, including Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, taking legal action against Royal Dutch Shell for failing to align its growth

Statement in response to xenophobic attacks against migrants in South Africa

“A country that does not know its history cannot learn from its mistakes. The South African government’s continued failure to protect migrants from xenophobic attacks shows at best, a lack of