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  • Each year, ten million girls around the world are affected by the cruel practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). FGM scars women for life, physically and psychologically. FGM is a gross abuse of...
  • ActionAid Australia's Deputy Director, Michelle Higelin, reports on women's leadership from the World Humanitarian Summit.The World Humanitarian Summit kicked off in Istanbul yesterday amidst a sea...
  • The ActionAid team attended the World Humanitarian Summit this week in Istanbul, Turkey. We were part of a delegation of women leaders (and fierce feminists) from the Philippines, Fiji...
  • At first, everyone in the community laughed,” comments Haoa Begum. “They didn’t think we could do much. We were just women. But time has gone on, and things have changed. They do not laugh anymore,"...
  • “I want to send a very clear message from the women in Vanuatu to governments, UN agencies and humanitarian actors that women from communities like mine want to be part of decision-making in disaster...
  • “This Summit must help strengthen collaborative practices,” concludes Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, “and inform and influence government strategies. Equality and non-discrimination is a fundamental pre-...
  • Sarah and Stephen Law were among many who yesterday stood in solidarity with the Borroloola community as they demanded that multinational miners Glencore close their McArthur River mine in the...
  • Archie Law, Executive Director at ActionAid Australia, looks forward to tonight's Frocking Hilarious comedy gala and reflects on the genuinely unfunny issue that is tax dodging.Having just about...
  • Join ActionAid in this year's City2Surf as we run in solidarity with women around the world like Sumitra Biswas, 27, a member of Jagroto Lokokendro (People’s Organisation) in southern Bangladesh...
  • The ongoing and increasing costs of climate change are only going to create an additional strain on the public purse, says ActionAid Australia Executive Director Archie Law. To respond to...
  • As ActionAid launches a landmark new report, Philip Sen explains why inequality is one of the defining struggles of our times and how the Australian Federal Budget must start addressing it.A rising...
  • The branches of the trees in Nazma’s garden groan under the weight of ripe mangoes and guava. Behind them lie bright patches of green where spinach and okra are grown. Abundance appears to be...
  • ActionAid Australia is among a coalition of Australian organisations who have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling on the Government to take action to end tax dodging practises that...
  • Women are amazing. [ibimage==33662==image_content_fullwidth==none==self==null==]Photo Credit: Florian Lang/Actionaid.  Women are strong.[ibimage==33663==image_content_fullwidth==none==...
  • I have just returned from Fiji, where ActionAid is working with our local partner organisation, FemLINK PACIFIC, to respond to the crisis left in the wake of Cyclone Winston, which struck two months...