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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
The devastating impact that aid budget cuts would have on violence against women
Yesterday’s report on the front page of the Australian annoucing that cuts to the foreign aid budget would fund Australia’s military operations in Iraq was alarming, to say the least.It was a great...
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 15:10
Gaza campaign success but still more to do
We've had a great response to the open letter that nearly 3,000 of you signed, calling on Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister and her team to stand up for the women of Gaza at the UN Security Council....
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 17:26
A day of prayer in Gaza as ActionAid works to get aid to those in need
Today is a day of prayer in Gaza, but the streets are still very busy with people out trying to stock up on food and water and to see if they can salvage anything from their damaged homes.Our staff...
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 13:06
Emergencies & Conflict
"Everything is destroyed. It is hell here"
As reports of renewed violence in Gaza reach the UK, ActionAid continues to find ways to provide whatever help we can. Yesterday we spoke with Yasser Juma’ Mahmood Toshtash, who is coordinating...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 15:59
A win for women living with HIV in Malawi
We caught up with Dalitso Kuphanga, theme manager for HIV/AIDS at ActionAid Malawi, to ask about the situation of women living with HIV and AIDS in his country, and the efforts of ActionAid to...
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 20:05
People Living with HIV
There's nothing we can't do!
At just 19, Khin Soe is the second youngest ActionAid Fellow in her region of Pakokku, Myanmar. A sturdily built, tomboyish girl with her hair cut in a practical bob, she gives the impression of...
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 18:53
When disaster strikes, poor women can be leaders
When disaster strikes, women in poor communities have a lot of responsibility. With the fortunes of their families and communities resting on their shoulders, women are showing how they can be...
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 15:21
disaster risk reduction