Since 1996 ActionAid arrived to Guatemala and started a cooperation work with impoverished and excluded people, to improve their living conditions and demand the respect and fulfilment of their human rights.
20 years have gone through since that moment and although facing many challenges, ActionAid has managed to continue working together with the people, building up a better, fair and equal world.
Here, through the voice of protagonists: associated partners, Country Directors, Board Presidents and communities who have engaged in the projects, we bring you part of our history, hoping you will like to become part of this commitment to work for dignity and justice for all.
Tok Bahador Tamang and his wife, Sanu, lost their two young sons in the earthquake of April 2015. However Tok has taken a leadership role in his community and is a strong advocate for community led reconstruction.
We are living through an inequality crisis, with the gap between the richest and the rest reaching levels not seen for a decade. Struggles for a better world are all threatened by the inequality crisis. An alliance is coming together of organisations from many sectors to challenge the nexus of wealth and power underlying this system through a people powered movement. Hear from the leaders of ActionAid, Oxfam and ITUC on how we can fight inequality. Join the conversation on twitter #fightinequality
Eleven years ago ActionAid supported a cow rearing Project for Nueva Formación Community in La Libertad Petén. Since then the community has organized themselves to coordinate this program, seeing excellent results and being able to invest in community projects as well.
When was the last time you were harassed on the streets? One year ago? One month? Yesterday? What about more than 15 times in less than an hour? With a hidden camera, the video shows what happened when we followed two women on the streets of Matagalpa during one hour, including testimonies of women who suffered harassment and violence in public spaces.
In 2014, More than 2100 Palestinians were killed in an escalation of violence that lasted 51 days. Six months after a ceasefire was agreed, repairs to homes and business have barely taking place and not a single new permanent house has been built.
Around 100,000 people are still displaced, with 1,700 families living in shelters. Electricity, water, healthcare and food remain in short supply and people already struggling tomake a living due to the eight-year blockade imposed by Israel, are finding it even harder to find work after swathes of factories and business’ were destroyed.
This film explores how people are coping with the aftermath of war, and what it is like to be trapped in one of the most densely populated places in the world.
Chepon, a 16 year old school girl, describes how she was forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Chepon avoided being forced into an immediate marriage and found sanctuary afterwards by running away to a boarding school where she discovered that FGM is illegal in Kenya. An ActionAid staff member, community worker and teacher express their concerns and commitment to education as the key to eradicate FGM.