ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

What we do

Our approach to securing change puts human rights front and centre, prioritising empowerment, solidarity, and campaigning. 

Our Vision:

A just, equitable and sustainable world in which every person enjoys the right to a life of dignity, freedom from poverty and all forms of oppression.

Our Mission:

To achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication by working with people living in poverty and exclusion, their communities, people's organisations, activists, social movements, and supporters.

Overal Strategic Objective

Women, youth, and children in our local rights programme areas and Phnom Penh city to claim and enjoy their rights by securing resilient livelihoods and freedom from gender-based violence.

Strategic Outcome 1:

Smallholder farmers and fisherfolk in Local Right Programmes (LRPs) enjoy improved food security, alternative incomes, and control over their livelihoods.

Strategic Outcome 2:

Engagement of socially responsible businesses/the private sector is strengthened to promote markets for women, smallholder farmers, and fisherfolk.


Strategic Outcome 3:

Local lifeskills programmes are developed and implemented in target primary and secondary schools.

Strategic Outcome 4:

Women take up more leadership roles in building climate resilient communities and livelihoods, and the localisation of disaster management.

Strategic Outcome 5:

Women live free from gender-based violence and enjoy equal access to rights and opportunities.

Strategic Outcome 6:

The State as duty bearer promotes, protects, and upholds the rights of smallholder farmers and fisherfolk, and is accountable to them as rights holders through responsive and just redistribution of resource and budget allocations. 

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What we work on
  • Why is child sponsorship important for community development?

  • Cambodia is considered one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to natural disaster. Over the last few years, floods and droughts have affected thousands of Cambodians, particularly small-scale farmers, rural women, and vulnerable groups such as the elderly and people with disabilities.

  • By 2018 smallholder farmers, artisan fisherfolk, women and children in 75 communities where we work will have improved food security and control over their livelihoods.

  • By 2022, local life skills programmes will be developed and implemented in 114 target primary schools and 29 secondary schools. 

  • By 2018, 8,000 women in urban areas and 70% of women in rural communities where we work are organised and challenge gender-based violence and gender inequality in all aspects of their lives.