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  • We landed in Vanuatu in the dead of the night. Electricity hasn’t yet been entirely restored, and until it is, the government has implemented a 6pm curfew as a precautionary measure to ensure the...
  • ActionAid's Senior Program Coordinator, Grace Nicholas shares the story of Tissam Zairia, a 38 year old sheep farmer from the town of A’Samua in Hebron. This story shows how women are continuing to...
    ActionAid's Grace Nicholas and Tissam Zairia, West Bank, Hebron.
  • I was just one year old when Anita Cobby was murdered, and yet her death was one of those things that informed my upbringing – it was something that contributed to my understanding of the world. It...
  • ActionAid's Michelle Higelin talks about joining forces with nearly 500 feminists, and the mobilisation that is already underway to hold governments accountable for national and international...
  • It is well-established in Vanuatu that women have been disproportionately impacted by the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam, as they are in any disaster. Initial assessments carried out by ActionAid...
  • 1.    VenezuelaOver 80 per cent of women surveyed by Gallup stated that they did not feel safe walking alone at night. This extraordinarily high figure may have to do with Venezuela...
  • Linmas Jimmy is a leader in her community – the village of Eton on the island of Efate in Vanuatu. Linmas lives with her husband, Jimmy, her son, her daughter-in-law and her grandchildren.When...
  • Wendy is 40 years old. She is an Officer of Women’s Affairs on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu: one of the islands worst affected by Cyclone Pam’s destruction. She has three children – two daughters...
  • Cyclone Pam has caused mass devastation of the tiny island nation of Vanuatu. ActionAid is on the ground working with local women's groups as the community starts to rebuild their lives. The focus...
  • My colleague Carol Angir and I arrived in Vanuatu four days ago (21st March). We arrived with a firm commitment to support the local women’s agencies we knew were responding to the crisis and doing...
  • Miriam Bule, 59, lost her house when cyclone Pam struck the tiny island nation of Vanuatu in the Pacific region. Miriam has been a volunteer at the Vanuatu Women's Centre which ActionAid has been...
  • This blog has been written by Rafat Yasmeen-Buriro from Pakistan, who was supported by ActionAid to attend the recent World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to share the leadership women are...
  • 10 things you need to know about women in disaster response and preparedness:Natural disaster events have increased significantly over the last decade, killing over 700,000 people and injuring 1.4...
  • As the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction continues in Japan, international aid agency ActionAid is urging policy makers and world leaders to take stock of new research indicating that...
  • The World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction continues this week in Sendai, Japan. ActionAid representatives have joined thousands of others in Sendai – world leaders, policy makers, civil society...