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

What we do

We focus on the people that others forget. People in poverty. People who face discrimination. People whose voices are ignored.

We help people fight for the rights that they are denied. Simple things, like the right to eat. The right to stay on their land. To an education. To have a say in the decisions that shape their lives.

We’re not about giving handouts or telling people what to do, because in the long run we know that doesn’t work. Instead, we use our resources, influence and experience to help people find their own solutions.

We listen to what people really want and need. We help communities take action together to hold their governments to account, and we give local organisations our support where they need it. Together, we’re making a lasting difference.

  • We believe that education is a necessary precondition for poverty eradication and for empowering people to claim their rights. For us education is a fundamental human right, hence, we believe that every child has a right to free, compulsory and quality basic education.  We believe it is the responsibility of the state to ensure all children have access to quality education.

  • Women's rights theme primarily seeks to reorient power relations between men and women so that gender equality can be achieved.

  • Lack of access to food, hunger and malnutrition are the most visible manifestations of poverty that can be seen across the country.

    These are rooted in the systematic denial of social, economic and cultural rights. Food security is closely associated with the right to food. By virtue of birth, everyone on the planet has the right to food hence it is the most fundamental and enabling human right.

  • A large number of people in Nepal have been affected by the decade long conflict and natural disasters. The conflict resulted in more than 15,000 human causalities and displacement of thousands of families.