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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Last week Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, warned that that the world is losing its ability to prevent conflicts, and is failing to effectively respond to them."The Syria and...
  • Julie Bishop made a statement in Washington DC on tax overnight that sent a ripple of excitement through the ActionAid office this morning. The Sydney Morning Herald reported this morning that...
  • 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 Nuz Hameed reflects on the natural disasters that have hit the world over the last ten years and the important role women play in resilience and post disaster community building....
  • The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s recent strategy paper on Aid indicate that private sector development and human development are the core strategies that are meant to “Promote Australian...
  • ActionAid's Sally Henderson, Senior Program Coordinator, reflects back on a recent trip to Isiolo in Kenya and talks about the influence understanding rights can have on farming....
  • I remember the Indian Ocean tsunami like it was yesterday. Never before had I seen such devastation – and I haven’t seen anything like it since.In India, nobody had heard of a ‘tsunami’ before, so...
    ActionAid Tsunami Response
  • As the day anticipated for the landfall of Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) draws nearer, people across the Philippines are in panic. The strength of sustained wind for the last three days has...
  • My colleague and I just got back from Afghanistan, where we spent a week working with the ActionAid Afghanistan team. During this time, we had many colourful conversations about the different...
  • Shola is a woman from a low-income community in Kenya. By day she spends her time selling onions at the local market and by night she tends to her family who rely on the profit she makes for food and...
  • Every woman should feel safe in her own city, and have the freedom to walk to work or go shopping without fear of being harrassed. Nasreen, from Bangladesh wants her daughters to be able to live a...