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Having a job does not mean that your livelihood is secure

Globally, women are in the lowest-paid work, earning 24 percent less than men. At the current rate of progress, it will take 170 years to close this gap. One of the main reasons for this is the lack


Free market economics collapsed like a house of cards when Covid-19 hit, unravelling gains on equality and women’s rights

As 2020 draws to a close, the notion that the Covid-19 pandemic is reversing decades of development progress has become conventional wisdom says Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, ActionAid International Board

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Young people face a very uncertain future after the pandemic

At the start of the pandemic, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) predicted a global loss of 305 million full-time jobs by July 2020. Now this number is over 400 million. The crisis is worse


Young people hold the key to a better future

To mark its 75th anniversary, the United Nations invited people from all over the world to join conversations on how to tackle the challenges we face and how to build a better future for all.

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Covid-19 vaccines must be free and accessible to people in the Global South

Money and profit shouldn’t determine who has access to treatment, and there are other, better ways to ensure everyone has a route out of this crisis. ActionAid is supporting calls for a People’s


On Palestine Day, Israeli occupation continues to violate the rights and freedoms of people in the oPt

The United Nation’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is marked this year as Israeli occupation continues violating the human rights of Palestinian people as they battle the

Are NGOs willing to share power and resources with local women’s groups in the battle to eliminate violence against women?

Nearly three decades ago, governments signed the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Since then, laws on domestic violence have been passed in 155 countries and 140 have outlawed


Funding girls' education in emergencies

Covid-19 has had devastating impact on young women’s education. Young women and girls are at higher risk of early marriage and pregnancy. Massive investment in education is urgently needed. Let’s

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How just three Big Tech companies could address nurse shortages in 20 poor countries by paying their fair share of corporate tax

New ActionAid research looked at Facebook, Alphabet Inc (the parent company of Google) and Microsoft and exposed a potential $2.8bn ‘tax gap’ which these three tech giants alone could be liable for in


#EndSARS: ActionAid calls on Nigeria’s President to end deadly attacks on peaceful protesters

As protests in Nigeria to end police brutality continue and protesters face deadly attacks, ActionAid Nigeria's country director Ene Obe calls on the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to urgently respond