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Ebola in Sierra Leone: Busting the myths
I work in Bo district, southern Sierra Leone, and am part of the emergency team responding to the outbreak of a disease called Ebola. Ebola has claimed the lives of more than 144 people in the...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:52
Emergencies & Conflict
The worst period of her life
Warning: we’re going to blog about periods. A subject that most people don’t want to talk about, let along blog about. At ActionAid we don't agree...Many of us have been there, caught short of...
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 17:51
Fighting for justice today, for victims of tomorrow.
At the age of 20 Rita* was raped by seven young men, and since then she has been fighting for justice. Rita is currently waiting for the outcome from the attack that has caused her emotional and...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 13:37
My husband cut off my arms for having a girl.
In December , the president announced a pardon for all inmates suffering from incurable diseases. I hear my husband was released on a false name; how can a criminal like him be pardoned?I...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 00:16
Raped by my teacher for two days.
My name is Mary*. I am 14 years old and a pupil at the Roman Catholic Primary School. One afternoon after school, my teacher asked me to go see him at one of the guesthouses in our village.That...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 22:11
16 Days of Activism: it's time to act!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 14:26
Women as leaders in disasters.
ActionAid's Melissa Bungcaras talks about ActionAid's recent partnership with The Economist Intelligent Unit (EIU) and how women are beginning to take the lead in preparing for and...
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 18:21
Women's Resilience to Disasters.
With natural disasters on the rise globally, neither failing to address the needs of women nor utilizing their skills is something governments can no longer afford. The Women's Resilience Index...
Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 23:50
The Power of Protest.
Following a long weekend of campaigning for G20 leaders to fix the broken international tax system. ActionAid’s Rachael Phillips talks about the power of protesting and the real strength of...
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 17:58
G20 Summit: Sameer Dossani Reflects
ActionAid's Sameer Dossani provides some reflections from the G20 Summit and what the Brisbane communiqué actually means for developing countries who are falling short at the hands of corporate...
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 19:04
Preventing the next health crisis
When the G20 leaders gather in Brisbane this weekend for their annual meeting they have a choice. They can either take action by tackling corporate tax dodging to ensure that governments in Africa...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:53
Emergencies & Conflict
Tax Pays for Equality
As the world’s twenty richest economies prepare to make agreements at this weekend's G20. ActionAid Australia's Kate Robson talks about the unrepresented women from some of the world's poorest...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:11
The Fish Pickle Women Fighting Back
Imagine losing your family and possessions in just a few seconds?Kalyani, now 45, lost everything she owned to the Asia tsunami ten years ago. That fateful day, the tsunami caused devastating losses...
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:04
One Year On: Healing After Haiyan
A year ago today, Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines killing over 6,000 people and affecting over 14 million. ActionAid's Melissa Bungcaras visited the island and reports on the collective...
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 18:22
Gough and Margaret Whitlam, women rights pioneers
In the time since Gough’s passing, ActionAid’s Sally Henderson has continued to reflect on the positive changes that the Whitlams made to women’s rights, both here in Australia and globally....
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 13:55