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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
Rahima (pseudonym) works at a garment factory and frequently does twelve-hour shifts.
News

Campaigners celebrate historic international law to end violence and harassment in the world of work

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News

Bonn Climate Change Conference

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Woman sewing at a garment factory in Bangladesh
News

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

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Latest stories
Rahima, with her sewing machine
Story

"The dress you are wearing to look beautiful is made of our sweat and tears"

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Illustration of Abelino Chub Caal
Story

Criminalisation confronted

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Actress Wunmi Mosaku meets Dakpaama, a survivor of violence
Story

Wunmi Mosaku: “Let’s support women to claim their rights”

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Latest opinions
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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Opinion

Taxing for equality

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