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

Who we are

ActionAid India is an anti-poverty agency, working in India since 1972 with the poor people to end poverty and injustice together. Together with the people, we claim legal, constitutional and moral rights to food and livelihood, shelter, education, healthcare, dignity and a voice in decisions that affect their lives.

We are an agency that is:  

  • Working in partnership with formations of excluded people, mass movements, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations
  • Standing with people in their struggle towards a world free of poverty, exclusion, patriarchy and injustice
  • Rooted with communities and social formations, learning from people’s actions and building on alternatives,
  • Promoting a critical yet constructive engagement with the state to advance and promote peoples’ action for claiming rights,
  • Engaged in varied roles, as a support and an implementing agency, which requires us to continuously learn and evolve.