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Fair tax systems are needed for a just and inclusive Covid recovery

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrate the need for adequately funded public services, an inclusive and gender responsive Covid recovery and a just transition. Tax is the most sustainable

Opinion /

How the IMF’s Comprehensive Surveillance Review sidelines gender equality

The International Monetary Fund’s recently published Comprehensive Surveillance Review (CSR) fails to address the impact of its policy prescriptions on gender equality and women’s rights, the ability


Shell climate case: What you need to know

On Wednesday (26 May), a judge in The Hague will deliver their verdict on the ground-breaking climate case against fossil fuel giant Shell.

Palestine crisis: A message from a bleeding Gaza

As Israel continues its relentless attacks on Palestinian communities, ActionAid Palestine’s senior humanitarian programme officer, Samah Kassab, shares a powerful and heartbreaking message from Gaza


Can the Global Education Summit start to address the huge shortfall in public financing for education?

On 28 and 29th of July 2021 the Global Education Summit co-hosted by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Kenyatta of Kenya will be a pivotal event for the financing of education worldwide


Land Day: Remembering the ongoing attacks on Palestinian land rights

On 30 March 1976, six Palestinians died and 70 were injured by Israeli gunfire in Nazareth during protests against Israeli government-sanctioned land confiscation. On this day, each year since, we


Why civil society organisations will boycott the UN’s Food Systems Summit unless there is a radical redirection away from corporate interests

Global food systems need a major overhaul. The UN Food Systems Summit is being billed as the answer – a forum to launch ‘bold new actions to transform the way the world produces and consumes food’

Access to a Covid-19 vaccine is a human right no one should be denied

With almost 70% of Covid-19 vaccines being distributed in the richest countries, there is clearly a glaring inequality gap in access to vital treatment to protect against the virus. But nowhere is


How to harness the enthusiasm of young people to build resilience to disasters

To mark the launch of new global guidelines on working with young people in emergencies, by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee and the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action, we hear from 25


Young emergency responders: Harnessing the power of social media to share Covid-19 advice

To mark the launch of new global guidelines on working with young people in emergencies, developed by Unicef and the Norwegian Refugee Council, with input from ActionAid and other agencies, we hear