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ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.

Our dedicated local staff are ending violence against women and girls and helping change lives, for good. We won’t stop until women and girls are out of danger, out of poverty and on track to create the future they want.

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How ActionAid tackles trafficking

Jess Midwinter 14 Jan 2019

Last week marked Human Trafficking awareness day and the launch of a UN report on trafficking, reporting higher numbers of trafficking than ever before. We reflect on the ways ActionAid is tackling this global epidemic.

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How has the world changed for women in 2018? A survivor’s perspective

Martha Adam 26 Dec 2018

From Brett Kavanaugh to Ireland’s Eighth Amendment, ActionAid’s Martha Adam looks back on a turbulent year for women’s rights, based on her own experience as a survivor of violence against women.

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